ERIC Number: ED458928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
TECHnology// Strategic Plan, 2000-2005.
California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
This strategic plan provides a broad template of strategies for improving and strengthening technology throughout the California Community College system. Challenges facing California community colleges today include an increased enrollment demand; the explosive use of the Internet and computers as a required occupational and citizenship skill; the digital divide; an increased demand for the integration of technology in teaching; the sustainability of technology infrastructure; the need for adequate levels of intra-campus and inter-campus connectivity; and the need to provide accessibility for persons with disabilities. This plan focuses on two major goals: (1) promoting student access to community colleges, instruction, and student support services; and (2) promoting students' success in their educational and career goals. The colleges will use technology to enable students and communities to be successful in a knowledge-based society by providing universal access to quality learning. Current investment in technology is insufficient to meet these goals. The colleges require a substantial infusion of funds to meet the growing technological needs of students, faculty, and staff. This plan would provide additional resources into the system's base each year for 5 years. The funding of this plan would involve a collaborative effort of the state and the private sector. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.