ERIC Number: ED431478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona's Community Colleges in 2010.
This report provides a vision of what community colleges in Arizona, and elsewhere, may look like in 2010. The observations are based on the results of a meeting held by the Committee on the Future of Arizona Community Colleges, on reading and conversations related to the work of Arizona Learning Systems, and the paper's general observations of the directions community colleges are taking. It is expected that for most community colleges, regular classroom instruction and regular terms of instruction will remain as the norm, but that the percentage of students receiving instruction and services by other means will increase significantly. Through collaborations, it will be possible to earn a moderately broad array of baccalaureate degrees at the community colleges. It is also anticipated that the average age of community college students will continue to increase, and the average course load will continue to decrease as more older, part-time students will attend community colleges. Although Carnegie units will still be used, competencies will have been defined for virtually all basic skills and occupational courses. State funding will be based more on outcomes than enrollment. Colleges will become more entrepreneurial in the selection and presentation of programs. The report also offers implications for planning based on these observations. (JJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.