ERIC Number: ED457901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Analysis for the Chaffey Community College District Fontana Center: A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to a Request from the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Commission Report.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This is a proposal by Chaffey Community College District (CCCD) (California) to convert an existing off-campus operation in Fontana, California, to an educational center. The center would provide services to 1,529 full-time-equivalent students by the year 2010, and would provide greater access to opportunities in higher education for an underserved population in San Bernardino County. Community college attendance rates would be improved throughout the region. The California Postsecondary Education Commission responds that CCCD's proposal meets review criteria for the new educational center, and that state legislature is recommended to authorize its development. Background is provided on the role of the commission in the reviewing of proposals such as this, along with some history of the need for the proposal in the first place. CCCD provides demographic information on itself and discusses the area of the new Fontana site in geographical context. Racial and ethnic backgrounds of the surrounding populations are listed. The final section of the report addresses the review process taken on by the commission for the proposal. Enrollment projections, programmatic alternatives, service to the disadvantaged, academic planning and program justification, consideration for the need for funding, consideration of alternative sites, geographic and physical accessibility, environmental and social impact, effects on other institutions, and economic impact are all taken into consideration. Several maps are included. Appended are guidelines for review of proposed university campuses, community colleges, and educational centers, and various forms and letters. (CJW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Impact, Educational Facilities, Enrollment, Extension Education, Off Campus Facilities, Two Year Colleges
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Ste 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268. For full text: http://www.cpec.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.