ERIC Number: ED351070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Basic Agenda: Policy Directions and Priorities for the Nineties (Revised July 1992). Draft.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Each year, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges (CCC) develops and adopts a Basic Agenda that sets forth current priorities for the 107-college system. Guided by emerging trends and issues, this Basic Agenda constitutes the Board of Governor's long-range planning document for the 1990's. The report's preface and introduction describe the principal tasks of the CCC for the coming decade, which include maintaining the mission of the CCC; providing Californians, particularly those traditionally underrepresented in higher education and the workplace, with access to quality programs in transfer and career education, and in basic skills and English as a Second Language (ESL); providing effective leadership to the CCC through shared governance and management; helping the colleges become more cost effective; and maintaining quality instruction and student support services. The following five sections of the report examine in greater detail these aspects of mission; access; governance; fiscal policy; and educational quality, proposing specific initiatives for strengthening programs and policies in each of these areas. Among the initiatives and recommendations presented in the report are the following: (1) implement guaranteed transfer provisions; (2) reaffirm the CCC support for vocational education; (3) hold chief executive officers accountable for affirmative action in faculty and staff hiring; (4) explore ways to secure funding through partnerships with public and private agencies; (5) consider child care as a priority in college capital outlay; (6) offer more ESL and basic skills courses; and (7) attract qualified faculty from business and industry. (PAA)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Programs, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Governance, Governing Boards, Institutional Mission, Labor Force Development, Long Range Planning, Policy Formation, Remedial Programs, Statewide Planning, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.