ERIC Number: ED409050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Plan of the Oregon Community Colleges for Distance Learning.
Developed jointly by Oregon's 17 community college presidents and the state Office of Community College Services, this strategic plan is designed to establish a common vision, define strategic directions, and identify implementation strategies for the coordinated delivery of distance learning (DL) services throughout Oregon's community colleges. Following an executive summary and prefatory material, an introduction describes the purpose and context of the plan, presents the problem statement guiding the plan's development, and reviews the mission and values of the state's community colleges and their vision for DL. The second section presents background information on DL, including discussions of its present status nationwide and trends in other states, while the third section focuses on DL in Oregon community colleges, including information on its present status in the state, modes and technologies used, degrees and curricula offered, and existing partnerships. The next section presents policy issues and considerations related to the establishment of the Host/Provider Framework, which outlines a funding/operational model for college participation in DL; DL resources, service, roles, and responsibilities; instructional considerations; student and instructional services considerations; and library services. The final section provides nine findings and nine recommendations for implementing DL. Contains 12 references. Appendixes provide a graphical representation of the host/provider framework, a glossary, a discussion of principles of good practice, host and provider implementation guidelines, and lists of advisory committee and support team members. (HAA)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Community Colleges, Salem.