ERIC Number: ED428809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Non-Credit ESL and Transitional Studies Plan. Findings and Planning Recommendations for Linkages between Non-Credit English as a Second Language, Transitional Studies, City College Programs and Outside Agencies.
City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Grants.
In 1996, the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) established a Planning Task Force to prepare a plan that would address the establishment and strengthening of linkages between non-credit programs, especially those in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Transitional Studies (TS), and other CCSF and city programs. The task force used focus groups, interviews, and program reviews to identify four areas of concerns and to establish goals for improving institutional effectiveness in each area. The concerns are: (1) insufficient public information about non-credit programs; (2) student difficulties in accessing non-credit programs; (3) a lack of existing vehicles for establishing and maintaining links among non-credit programs; and (4) no reliable data. The goals established to address these concerns, respectively, are: (1) increase student, faculty, and community awareness of available programs and services; (2) improve student access to appropriate programs; (3) establish linkages among CCSF programs and outside agencies, and provide resources to maintain them; and (4) conduct systematic research. The remainder of the report provides supporting detail for these concerns and goals. Part 2 reviews available information on ESL and TS students and their educational goals, completion rates, and satisfaction. Part 3 discusses in depth the areas of concern, while Part 4 presents the objectives and actions needed to accomplish the four goals. (CAK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Grants.