ERIC Number: ED463780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-16
Reference Count: N/A
West Valley College: Educational and Facilities Master Plan.
West Valley Coll., Saratoga, CA.
This report discusses the outcomes of West Valley College's (WVC) (California) planning process, which was based on an extensive community needs assessment. Statistics include: (1) the local county, Santa Clara, was estimated to be approximately 24% Hispanic and Asian, and 4% African American; (2) student enrollment at WVC was approximately 11,500 students per semester, with females making up 60% of the total; (3) in fall 1999, Asians made up 18% of total enrollment, Hispanics almost 13%, and African Americans 3%; (4) almost 60% of the full-time faculty at WVC were white; and (5) Asian/Pacific Islanders made up approximately 9% of the faculty, while Hispanics made up almost 7% and African Americans 4%. Findings of a community needs assessment indicated the following: (1) the political boundaries and service area boundaries for the area colleges have changed considerably; (2) population growth in the Santa Clara Valley is primarily in the city of San Jose; (3) a large population of 41-55 year olds is emerging and appears to have strong needs; (4) technology and service occupation clusters share equally in the number of new jobs; and (5) small businesses are becoming a larger part of the labor market landscape. The report also addresses facilities needs, academic programs and services, and educational initiatives. (NB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Community Needs, Demography, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, Minority Groups, Personnel, School Community Relationship, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Valley Coll., Saratoga, CA.