ERIC Number: ED458929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
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Mission College Educational and Facilities Master Plan.
Mission Coll., Santa Clara, CA.
This document details Mission College's 2001 master plan for education and facilities. The plan makes several recommendations. (1) It is imperative to stay on the "cutting edge" in high-demand fields; (2) With a changing student population (45% ESL and 85% first-generation college students), it is also important to provide a strong, basic educational foundation in the liberal arts. Curriculum and scheduling modifications are planned to ensure continued quality instruction and services for all students. Non-occupational, general education, and transfer courses should be grouped into associate's degree majors to better enable students to complete a degree and prepare for transfer to a four-year institution. Academic programs are examining options to provide a greater variety of instructional delivery modes. In selecting the appropriate method, place, and time of instruction, a student-centered learning environment is considered paramount. New programs and services designed to rapidly respond to community and workforce needs necessitate increased accessibility to multimedia classrooms, state-of-the-art equipment, and technical support personnel. The space limitations imposed by the design of the single main instructional building now hamper the college's ability to meet continued growth and service to the community. New facilities are recommended to meet the anticipated enrollment and changing workplace demands. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mission Coll., Santa Clara, CA.