ERIC Number: ED420350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-10
Educational Think Tank for Northern Pinal County: A Unique Community-Wide Approach to Academic Needs Assessment and Program Planning. A Report to the Central Arizona College Governing Board April 1998.
Alexander, S. Leslie; Ross, Jeffrey D.
The Educational Think Tank for Northern Pinal County was established in order to discover the educational needs of the people in the community, improve links between educational entities, and improve the public perception of educational systems in Pinal County at all levels. The group's role was to create ideas for others to execute, which was achieved in five meetings. At the first meeting, the group got acquainted, perfected membership, and established rules and formats. Meeting 2 included writing a mission statement, reporting on relevant information gathered, and brainstorming about perceived needs and ideas. Meeting 3 included focusing ideas and drafting a set of recommendations. The fourth meeting involved perfecting and disseminating recommendations. At the final meeting, the group reported the impact of recommendations presented, conducted evaluations, and decided the fate of the group. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Arizona Coll., Coolidge.