ERIC Number: ED436200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Approval of the Lemoore Center of the West Hills Community College District. A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to a Request from the Board of Governors to Recognize the Center as the Official Community College Center for the Lemoore/Hanford Area of Kings County.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
The Lemoore Center of the West Hills Community College District serves the Lemoore/Hanford area of Kings and Fresno Counties--an area lying within both the West Hills and the College of the Sequoias Community College Districts. Jurisdictional problems between the districts prompted the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to grant permanent educational center status to the Lemoore operation. In May 1991, the Board agreed that the best solution was to recognize the Lemoore Center officially, for three reasons: (1) the center is already built and offers a wide range of programs; (2) it qualifies for educational center status, given its enrollment is in excess of 700 average daily attendance (ADA); and (3) a decision to locate a permanent center in Hanford would have a deleterious effect on the financial viability of the West Hills District. The report presents the eight criteria the Postsecondary Education Commission uses to evaluate all center proposals and describes how the Lemoore facility satisfied these criteria: enrollment projections, alternatives to new campuses or off-campus centers, serving the disadvantaged, geographic and physical accessibility, environmental and social impact, effects on other institutions, academic planning and program justification, and consideration of needed funding. Appended in this report are the Guidelines for Review of Proposed Campuses and Off-Campus Centers (1990 Edition). (VWC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Development, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Program Proposals, Resource Allocation, School District Reorganization, State Colleges, State Regulation, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.