ERIC Number: ED460721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan-27
Reference Count: N/A
Delivering a First Quality Education for the Twenty First Century.
Salzman, Harold; Moss, Philip; Tilly, Chris
This document is the strategic plan for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, which consists of two community colleges: Foothill College and De Anza College. The report begins with a summary of the district's past successes and a statement of the desire to evolve according to social demands. Major issues are identified as follows: the need to achieve and maintain currency in curriculum and technology; the desire to adequately support student services; the need for improved communication and respect among staff and faculty; the mandate for a balanced allocation of funds; and the need to repair and renovate buildings. The strategic plan involves prioritizing the above issues according to how well they serve student learning, and calling for district-wide accountability during the process of meeting goals. This report provides specific guidelines in support of these targeted areas. For example, under "Instructional & Curriculum Development," it is suggested that decisions about course and program offerings should be (1) driven by rigorous and consistent review guidelines; (2) linked to K-12, business and community, transfer institutions and district goals; (3) scheduled and offered at various sites; and (4) based on the strengths and weaknesses of the program and facilities. Similar directives are also provided under the headings of Student Services, Human Resources, Governance & Decision Making, Technology Development, Institutional Organization, and Physical Plant. (VF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foothill-De Anza Community Coll. District, Los Altos Hills, CA.