ERIC Number: ED398988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Resource Centres at Sir Sandford Fleming College. LRC Project Team Report.
Markanen, Susan; And Others
Developed by the Learning Resource Centres (LRC) Project Team at Sir Sanford Fleming College, in Ontario, Canada, this report presents a model for establishing LRCs at the college. The first section reviews the need for LRCs, including the provision of lifelong learning and expected funding decreases for traditional operations. The next sections describe the purposes of an LRC and review key principles and assumptions guiding the development of the LRC model. The next five sections detail the model LRC, each section highlighting one of the following five components: access services; a center for instructional design and development, providing support for curriculum development; a learning commons, or open computing facility; distance delivery; and technological support for traditional delivery methods. The next sections describe an implementation schedule for the five components and a vision for the future of LRCs, including an implementation timeline from January 1996 to January 1998 and floor plans from existing LRCs. The next section highlights the benefits that administrators, faculty, and staff would obtain from an LRC, while the following section describes the organizational structure of the model LRC. The final sections review the model LRC's role in maintaining college partnerships and strategies for marketing and evaluation. Contains 20 references. Appendixes provide a glossary, results from a campus needs assessment, lists of LRC Task Force and Advisory Committee members, reports from site visits to LRCs at 12 colleges, and a 77-item bibliography. (AJL)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Building Plans, College Planning, Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Institutional Mission, Learning Resources Centers, Organizational Objectives, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Program Proposals, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sir Sandford Fleming Coll., Peterborough (Ontario).