ERIC Number: ED410986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-14
Reference Count: N/A
The New Basic Agenda: Public Policy Directions for Student Success.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.
Intended as a guide for policymakers in the California community colleges for the last half of the 1990s, this report describes four challenges facing the community college system and identifies major policy directions. Following an introduction, the following challenges are presented: (1) the delivery of high quality education in a manner that achieves student success, focusing on issues related to assessing and developing degree programs, effectively identifying student educational objectives, effectively measuring student performance, providing funding or other incentives to improve college programs and services that result in superior student performance, and reviewing Education Code guidelines to ensure that they support student learning; (2) meeting the expanding educational needs of California's population, including the need to review enrollment management practices to improve the access, diversity, retention, and persistence of students; (3) ensuring that the colleges provide relevant and timely education, reviewing such issues as the adjustment of curriculum to account for changing learning styles and needs of students, the expansion of teaching with new technologies, refining the core curriculum, and better educating students about other cultures and societies; and (4) enhancing the human and physical infrastructure of the community colleges by improving professional development programs and implementing 1988's Assembly Bill 1725, designed to make college decision making processes more inclusive. For each challenge, a discussion of existing policies is provided. (JDI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Enrollment Management, Governing Boards, Professional Development, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Board of Governors.