ERIC Number: ED353010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Vision for the Los Angeles Community College District.
Phelps, Donald G.
The "Vision Statement" brochure by the Chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) "sets forth the path and direction he wants the District's nine community colleges to take in preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century" and emphasizes that the district will stimulate and assure a learning environment where students can learn to the optimum of their abilities and faculty can teach innovatively, unencumbered by conditions that restrict or impede a quality education for all students, regardless of background or previous learning experiences. Central to the district's role within the state's and nation's educational strategy are six fundamental concepts: (1) the provision of access to quality higher education through such methods as increasing enrollment levels; promoting diversity; creating an empowering climate for all personnel and students; and facilitating the entrance of new Californians into the district and encouraging their success; (2) the encouragement of economic development through such means as developing state-of-the-art instructional technology; providing skilled employees; and joining with chambers of commerce and others to promote economic planning; (3) the promotion of academic achievement and scholarship by increasing student transfer rates to four-year colleges; engaging outstanding full-time, tenured faculty; and promoting individualized instruction, motivation, enthusiasm, and dedication; (4) the maintenance of fiscal strength through a regular review to ensure effective, efficient use of scarce resources and resource development for capital improvements both within and outside of the state system; (5) the achievement of organizational unity through effective district operation; and (6) strategic planning involving input from community and educational leaders and articulation with secondary and postsecondary institutions to ensure that the LACCD's curriculum is coordinated within the state's educational goals. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Financial Support, Institutional Mission, Multicampus Districts, Organizational Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges
Los Angeles Community College District, Office of Public Affairs, 617 W. Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90016.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Public Affairs.