ERIC Number: ED368426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Long-Range Plan, Phase II: Implementation Plan, 1994-1999. Holyoke Community College.
Holyoke Community Coll., MA.
The Long-Range Planning Committee at Holyoke Community College (HCC) in Massachusetts has devised a 5-year plan to help the college focus on its most important priorities as it seeks to grow and accommodate change. This planning document identifies seven major institutional goals, objectives comprised by each goal, long-range strategies to achieve the goals, and specific implementation strategies for the period January 1994 to June 1995. With respect to goal 1, which deals with curriculum development and instructional improvement, the report provides evidence of a growing demand for associate degree and certificate programs and short-term instruction; states objectives for the transfer, career, and certificate programs; recommends long-range strategies related to accreditation, needs assessment, the DACUM curriculum development process, and other areas related to curriculum and instruction; and presents a timeline for 17 specific strategies stating the person responsible and the outcomes required. Similar background information and planning strategies are provided for the remaining six goals: (1) increase access, retention, and completion rates of traditional and nontraditional students; (2) enhance student learning through the use of emerging technologies and new instructional methods and delivery systems; (3) serve the needs of an increasingly diverse student population by providing students with the skills, knowledge, and understanding needed to lead productive and peaceful lives in global society; (4) acquire and manage the human, fiscal, and physical resources of HCC to ensure their most effective use in carrying out HCC's mission; (5) strengthen the college's external relations; and (6) strengthen institutional effectiveness and outcomes assessment to improve the quality of programs and services. The plan includes seven appendixes detailing the program planning process; enrollment by curriculum; fall entrants persisting term to term; high school senior forecasts; population change demographics; detail assessment guide; and a list of the Long-Range Planning Committee members. (KP)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Institutional Characteristics, 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.