ERIC Number: ED459896
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Identifying Options for Achieving a Viable Campus.
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA.
This report presents the conclusions and recommendations of the Indian Valley campus (California) community task force to the Marin Community College District trustees. The trustees appointed the Indian Valley campus task force in 2000 to study options for the educational vitality, fiscal sustainability, and community benefit of the campus. This paper is the culmination of several task force meetings; it presents a background on the Indian Valley campus, options and strategies for viability, recommendations, and appendices. Highlights include: (1) enrollment at the campus is declining and existing buildings are poorly designed for student needs; (2) technology-based instruction should play an expanded role at the Indian Valley campus if it is to adequately perform its educational role; (3) four possible, major areas for program excellence include biotechnology and bioinformatics, environmental sustainability, health and wellness, and contract education; (4) the Indian Valley campus must develop new partnerships and strengthen existing ones, especially with businesses in the biotechnology and information technology realms; (5) the board might consider consolidating Indian Valley campus with Kentfield campus; and (6) converting Indian Valley campus into a viable academic operation requires a full-time professional to conduct outreach and market campus programs. Further recommendations for program revitalization, community partnerships, and alternative uses are included. Appended are a list of offers at nearby community colleges, a Marin Independent Journal article, and a description of a Dominican University program. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of Marin, Kentfield, CA.