ERIC Number: ED430622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-24
Reference Count: N/A
Re-engineering Alabama's Two-Year Colleges. A White Paper.
Gainous, Fred; Romine, Robert J.; Culverhouse, Renee; Kuzmicic, Jorge; Dahl, Debbie
This paper presents the recommendations of a task force appointed by the Alabama State Board of Education in May of 1997 to guide Alabama's two-year college system's development and direction as it re-engineered itself to enhance services to its constituents. These recommendations are to be used by the State Board of Education, in conjunction with the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, to increase the employment, retention, and earnings of Alabama's workforce. The recommendations are accompanied by a list of "pre-implementation considerations." The recommendations are: (1) the State Board of Education (SBOE) will either transform every postsecondary two-year institution into a community college or close the institution; (2) the community college system will be decentralized into eight regions; (3) the SBOE will establish regional workforce development boards; (4) the SBOE will work with these boards to ensure state and local mandates are met; (5) the SBOE, and not the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, will govern the Alabama Community College System; (6) the SBOE will devise a plan for organizing, delivering, and assessing the quality of literacy training; (7) the SBOE, in consultation with the regional boards, will establish, oversee, and develop a budget for workforce development programs; (8) the SBOE will replace tenure with contracting for new hires; (9) Alabama should strengthen and expand partnerships that support state-of-the-art technical knowledge; and (10) the SBOE will ensure the development of a network of community colleges and other educational institutions throughout the state. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Postsecondary Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama