ERIC Number: ED438880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting Students' Goals & Public Expectations. Washington State Community and Technical Colleges.
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
This accountability report is the first in a series of progress reports describing how Washington's community and technical colleges have met their goals for educational programs, student achievement, and responsiveness to their communities. The strengths of the community and technical colleges are preparing a skilled workforce, providing access to affordable education, and collaborating with each other, with K-12 schools, four-year universities and the government employment sector to benefit students and taxpayers. Areas the community and technical colleges seek to improve are: (1) keeping pace with workforce training in technical areas; (2) providing students with more computer related training; (3) increasing the persistence and transfer rates of all students, especially people of color and new immigrants; and (4) increasing the salaries of the large cadre of part-time faculty. The report presents systemwide goals, and data that show the extent to which the goals are being met. These nine goals are: (1) access to affordable higher education; (2) receptiveness to customer needs; (3) workforce education and training; (4) development of basic skills; (5) diversity of students and programs; (6) use of new technologies; (7) student achievement; (8) a collaborative educational system; and (9) a first-class faculty and staff. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Accountability, Adult Education, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Decision Making Skills, Distance Education, Higher Education, Income, Job Skills, Nontraditional Students, Part Time Faculty, Partnerships in Education, Program Evaluation, Technical Institutes, Transfer Rates (College)
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 319 7th Ave., P.O. Box 42495, Olympia, WA 98504-2495. Tel: 360-753-2000. For full text: http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/Pub/accountability 99.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington