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ERIC Number: ED431443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov-1
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Setting the Stage for the 21st Century. Chancellor's Annual Report, 1996-97. Positioning the Alabama College System for the Future.
Gainous, Fred
The Chancellor's Annual Report 1996-97 outlines the recent accomplishments and future goals of the Alabama College System. The report also describes recent mergers and consolidations in the Alabama College System, and its projected fiscal future. Accomplishments fell into two major categories: teaching and learning improvement and workforce development. The Teaching and Learning Initiative, which established a system-wide climate for teaching and learning excellence, sponsored a symposium on teaching and learning; established programs to increase the quality of teaching practices; encouraged institutions, departments, and individuals to created their own value statements for teaching and learning; and created teaching and learning committees to develop recommendations to support excellence in teaching and learning. Also detailed is how the Alabama College System promotes economic growth through workforce development programs. This has been primarily the work of Alabama's community colleges, which have created flexible class schedules offering evening and weekend courses to accommodate employed students. They have implemented specialized and customized classes and training programs to meet the needs of employers. These programs range from connecting secondary students with employers in after-school training programs to Tech-Prep and Welfare-To-Work programs. The report concludes with a list of nine educational reform goals for Alabamians, including high academic standards, a safe and disciplined learning environment, substantial parental involvement at all levels of education, and appropriate technology for all levels of education. (TGO)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Postsecondary Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama