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ERIC Number: ED435412
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec-3
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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"You've Come a Long Way Baby!" Rio Salado Community College--Arizona's Shining Star.
Wolverton, Mimi
This paper is a summary of the history, organization, programs, students and facilities of Rio Salado Community College (RSCC), an institution in the Maricopa Community College District (MCCCD), Arizona. RSCC was founded in 1978 as a college with no central campus designed to cater to adult students. Today, the college is comprised of seven geographically dispersed, relatively autonomous sub-units. Facilities utilized by the college include central administrative offices and a small traditional campus, as well as extensive use of high schools, office spaces, military installations, and other temporary facilities. Nearly all faculty members are part-time, and courses and programs are offered in a variety of settings. RSCC enrolls approximately 40,000 students per year. Ninety-three percent of these students are working adults. Much of the curriculum is centered upon professional training for adults and development of marketable job skills, rather than preparation of students for four-year institutions. This study focuses upon three of the seven administrative units within the college: the Area North, Area East, and the College and Adult Literacy (CALS) unit. For each unit, program offerings, staffing levels and facilities are discussed. Further analysis of RSCC's organization reveals strengths and weaknesses of the "colleges without walls" philosophy upon which the college was founded. Contains 32 references and 2 figures. (RDG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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