ERIC Number: ED430655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May-27
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations of the Chancellor to the Alabama State Board of Education for Implementation of the Report of the Task Force for Effectiveness Planning in Postsecondary Education.
Gainous, Fred; Romine, Robert J.; Culverhouse, Renee; Kuzmicic, Jorge; Dahl, Debbie
This report describes the 10 recommendations made by the Task Force for Effectiveness Planning in Postsecondary Education that were adopted by the Alabama State Board of Education in May 1999. Each recommendation in the report is accompanied by a rationale, implementation strategies, and legal/fiscal considerations to be taken into account. The 10 recommendations to be executed by the State Board of Education are to: (1) develop and execute a plan whereby every postsecondary two-year institution will become either a comprehensive community college, a branch of such a college, or close; (2) organize community colleges under eight college regions in order to enhance the cost effectiveness, capacity, flexibility, and responsiveness of the system; (3) establish regional workforce development boards to provide for regional planning and oversight of community college technical training resources and to create a direct link with local workforce and economic development requirements; (4) work with regional boards to ensure that workforce training is focused on statewide priorities and is responsive to local employer needs; (5) designate authority over the Alabama Community College System to the State Board of Education; (6) organize quality literacy training; (7) establish and oversee workforce development programs; (8) abolish tenure for all new hires; (9) facilitate and improve the transfer of state-of-the-art technical knowledge to business and industry; and (10) connect community colleges regionally and statewide through interactive video and data networks. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Postsecondary Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama