ERIC Number: ED368425
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Long-Range Plan, Phase I, 1992-1997. Holyoke Community College.
Holyoke Community Coll., MA.
During the 1991-92 academic year, the Long-Range Planning Committee at Holyoke Community College (HCC) completed an in-depth review of national, regional, and local trends likely to affect the composition of the study body and the need for programs and services provided by the college. In addition, the Committee identified internal trends and conditions that could affect the College's ability to respond to changing community needs. During fall 1992, the Committee reviewed HCC's mission statement, using guidelines provided by the Massachusetts Higher Education Coordinating Council. The Committee then reviewed and synthesized area and team plans, identifying nine major college goals: (1) respond to the growing demand from students seeking access to associate degree programs and noncredit instruction; (2) increase retention and completion rates of traditional and nontraditional students; (3) enhance learning by using new instructional systems, methods, and technologies; (4) offer a comprehensive and varied curricula, and improve program and course quality and currency; (5) attract and serve a diverse student population and enable all students to develop a greater knowledge and appreciation of diversity; (6) acquire and manage the human and fiscal resources of the college to ensure their effectiveness and innovative use in carrying out HCC's mission; (7) maintain the quality of the physical plant; (8) strengthen relations with the community; and (9) improve institutional assessment. Statistics on HCC students and the documents used for the planning process are included. (ECC)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Institutional Mission, Long Range Planning, Mission Statements, Needs Assessment, Organizational Objectives, Policy Formation, School Community Relationship, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Holyoke Community Coll., MA.