ERIC Number: ED355985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Changing with the Times, Challenging the Future: Nevada Responds to the Community College. Futures Commission Report.
Nevada Univ. System, Reno.
In 1971, the "State Plan for Community Colleges in the State of Nevada" outlined goals and strategies for Nevada's four comprehensive colleges in areas including open-access, occupational education university transfer education, and community service. By 1991, the colleges had surpassed all goals set for them in 1971. Specific accomplishments include the provision of special training and employment for more than 3,500 single parents since 1985 and hundreds of immigration "Amnesty" classes since 1988. In the future, Nevada's community colleges will be challenged to: (1) demonstrate accountability for educational outcomes; (2) meet the educational needs of growing numbers of underprepared students; (3) move the curriculum beyond provincialism toward a global perspective; (4) serve Nevada's many isolated, rural populations through distance learning; (5) develop programs to rectify shortages of qualified personnel in scientific and technical fields; (6) assist underrepresented populations in overcoming obstacles to careers in scientific and technical fields; (7) alter faculty roles to take advantage of emerging technologies; (8) develop strategies to recruit and retain faculty in light of projected faculty shortages in all fields; (9) retain students, especially those from underserved and minority populations; (10) forge a sense of community and integration with their students; (11) ensure adequate facilities and physical resources; (12) promote cultural awareness among students and the community at large; (13) meet increasing societal demands for a technically literate work force; (14) provide upgraded and customized training to Nevada business and industry; and (15) form alliances and partnerships with all segments of the population. Strategies for meeting these challenges and broad goals for the future are set forth. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada Univ. System, Reno.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada