ERIC Number: ED430658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-7
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Alabama College System Submitted to the State Board of Education by the Task Force for Effectiveness Planning in Postsecondary Education.
Autry, George; Williams, Jim
This report, developed by the Task Force for Effectiveness Planning in Postsecondary Education, discusses the organization of Alabama's community college, technical college, and training resources, and the colleges' role in workforce development. Increasing institutional efficiency and effectiveness, promoting access to high-skill jobs, and eliminating regional duplication are recommended. The report emphasizes the need for state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and faculty development and training to be in place. The Task Force recommends that the Alabama State Board of Education: (1) mandate that two-year colleges become accredited comprehensive community colleges; (2) organize community colleges under eight regions in a decentralization effort that aims to enhance cost-effectiveness, capacity, flexibility, and responsiveness; (3) provide regional planning and create a direct link between community colleges and with local workforce and economic development requirements; (4) work with regional boards to ensure that workforce training is focused on both statewide priorities and local employer needs; (5) create oversight of the Alabama Community College system by the State Board of Education by removing authority of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education; (6) assess the quality of literacy training; (7) abolish tenure for all new hires; (8) establish and oversee workforce development programs; (9) nurture technological development; and (10) create partnerships in education between Alabama community colleges. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Postsecondary Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama