ERIC Number: ED435268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Review of the Proposed San Ramon Valley Center of the Contra Costa Community College District. Higher Education Update.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
The report evaluates a proposed San Ramon Valley Center community college and responds to California legislative requirements that the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) advise the legislature and governor regarding new institutions and campuses of public higher education. The report concludes that the San Ramon Valley Center should be approved as a permanent educational center, and that it should become eligible to compete for capital outlay funding beginning with the 1999-2000 fiscal year. Issues addressed include enrollment projections (6,000 students when completed); consideration of alternatives (such as expansion or increased utilization of existing institutions); the proposed institution's ability to serve disadvantaged students; academic planning; geographic and physical accessibility; effects on other institutions; environmental impact; and economic efficiency. Individual sections discuss the Commission's role in the review of new campuses and centers; improving the efficiency of CPEC reviews; history of the proposal; a review of the Commission's criteria; and conclusions and recommendations. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Feasibility Studies, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Program Proposals, Two Year Colleges
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-445-7933; Fax: 916-327-4417.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.