ERIC Number: ED357780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
A Blueprint for Excellence: Lakeland Community College.
Lakeland Community Coll., Mentor, OH.
In 1988, Lakeland Community College (LCC), in Mentor, Ohio, began a strategic planning process to refocus the college on its mission, identify priorities for the years ahead, and establish a process to achieve them. Five strategic priorities were identified: (1) sustain and strengthen academic quality for students by adding at least 25 full-time faculty members, upgrading the library, ensuring student access to current computer technology, incorporating up-to-date technologies into the learning process, maximizing transfer opportunities, expanding local public higher education opportunities, keeping laboratory equipment current and in good repair, and improving student tracking systems; (2) keep career training up-to-date by responding to the needs of area businesses, developing new programs, creating customized training programs, developing internships, keeping instructional equipment current, and providing specialized counseling and retraining programs for adults; (3) maintain an open-door policy by stabilizing resident tuition, providing more financial assistance, expanding off-campus services, strengthening recruitment efforts, providing full handicapped access, utilizing low-cost facilities, upgrading LCC's educational television programs, and increasing the range of cultural and intellectual events on campus; (4) protect the taxpayers' investment in LCC's facilities by increasing maintenance and renovation efforts, maximizing cost controls, expanding the library, and repairing the Performing Arts Center; and (5) guarantee stable financial performance through continued internal controls, maintaining sufficient reserves, attracting grants, and restoring the appropriate balance among state, local, and tuition funding. To fulfill these priorities, LCC will seek a 1.5 mill issue in November 1991. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Financial Support, Institutional Characteristics, Long Range Planning, Organizational Objectives, Program Development, Program Implementation, Strategic Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Lakeland Community Coll., Mentor, OH.