ERIC Number: ED423920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct-20
Reference Count: N/A
Report to Joint Education Committee, Wyoming Legislature.
Henry, Thomas C.; Lovejoy, William H.
The Wyoming Community College Commission was established in 1951 as a result of a legislative act to extend the offering of higher education beyond the secondary level in qualified school districts. Seven community colleges were created by the Commission, resulting in a system that presently continues to serve thousands of citizens and their communities. This document consists of an October 1997 report from the Wyoming Community College System to the Joint Education Committee. It reviews the most recent study on the college system, performed in 1991 by MGT of America, Inc., which included a comprehensive management audit and educational needs assessment of each community college service district. This study helped clarify the missions of the community colleges and offered recommendations for future action. Also discussed in the body of this report are issues relating to governance, budget, programs, student transfer, dual enrollment, facilities, technology, partnerships, and current initiatives. The system aims to promote the delivery of high-quality, accessible, and affordable educational programs. Implementing strategic plan performance measures, promoting relationships, monitoring the effectiveness of technology, and documenting quality teaching and learning are directions to be pursued further in order to attain these goals. Tables of data cover transfer, headcount, enrollment, compensation, and costs. A map of outreach sites is provided. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.