ERIC Number: ED400011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Delaware Technical & Community College Strategic Plan, 1996-2000.
Bailey, Pamela B.
This document provides the strategic plan for Delaware Technical and Community College for 1996-2000, reviewing trends, college goals, and outcome measures for five key areas of college operation. The first section addresses college resources, projecting a 3% average increase in funding over the next 5 years and highlighting college goals related to preparing a 5-year revenue and expenditure forecast and developing an institutional advancement plan. Next, educational programs are addressed, indicating that jobs are becoming increasingly technical and service-oriented and describing such goals as updating technology programs to include skills needed by employers and establishing curricular linkages between corporate and community training. Trends, goals, and outcomes related to educational innovation are then addressed, suggesting that innovations in telecommunications and fiber-optic networks will change society and education and reviewing goals related to developing student skills in accessing, retrieving, and integrating information electronically; developing a new distance education plan; and establishing an adequate distance education infrastructure. The next section focuses on a supportive college environment, as the student body becomes more diverse. Goals described for this area include diversifying instructional methods and integrating multicultural and global awareness into the curriculum. Finally, issues related to college partnerships are reviewed, since lifelong learning and the attainment of higher education are increasingly necessary to maintain worker employability. Goals described for this area include developing 4+2 programs with high schools and expanding articulation programs with senior institutions. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Delaware Technical and Community Coll., Dover.