ERIC Number: ED452903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May-4
Reference Count: N/A
Consultants' Report to West Virginia State College and Community and Technical College Study Commission: Observations and Recommendations.
Boone, Edgar J.; Vaughan, George B.
West Virginia State College entered into a contract with two professors from North Carolina State University to provide consultation and guidance to the West Virginia State College-Community and Technical College (WVSC-CTC) Study Commission. Findings and recommendations include: (1) the strengths of the CTC, as seen by its community, are the commitment and diversity of its faculty and staff, its ability and willingness to draw upon the resources of the entire institution, its commitment to open access, and its ability to prepare students for a job; (2) the CTC's weaknesses were that the college has a lack of a clear identity, an inability to respond to community needs in a timely fashion, no permanent provost to lead the college; and poorly treated faculty; (3) every effort should be put forth to clarify the relationship between WVSC and the CTC; (4) a comprehensive environmental scan that focuses on the workforce needs in WVSC-CTC's responsibility district should be completed as soon as feasible; (5) a critical assessment of the status of all associate degrees and all credit and noncredit offerings should be undertaken; and (6) a critical analysis should be made of the existing administrative structure to determine its capacity to respond quickly and effectively to the workforce needs in the community. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.