ERIC Number: ED469383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Needs Analysis for the West Hills College at Lemoore, West Hills Community College District. Commission Report.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report reviews the proposal by the West Hills Community College District (WHCCD) (California) to transition its off-campus center to full college status. The proposal's objectives include: (1) establishing a new comprehensive college that will serve approximately 1,700 full-time-equivalent students by 2015; and (2) providing greater access to higher educational opportunities for the under-served population of the district and improve community college attendance rates in the region. According to the proposal, given the expansive territory the district covers, enrollments at other district facilities will not be adversely impacted by the new campus. The report presents a summary of the California Postsecondary Education Commission's (CPEC) conclusions regarding the advisability of the proposal with respect to four CPEC criteria for the establishment of new postsecondary institutions: (1) enrollment projections; (2) programmatic alternatives; (3) serving the disadvantaged; and (4) academic planning and program justification. The report concludes with the Commission's recommendation to approve the proposal. Appended are letters in support of the proposal; the Commission's Guidelines for Review of Proposed University Campuses, Community Colleges, and Educational Centers; and a copy of the Commission's conclusions concerning Kings County Center. (RC)
Descriptors: Campus Planning, College Planning, Community Colleges, Facility Expansion, School Expansion, Site Analysis, Site Development, Two Year Colleges
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268. For full text: http://www.cpec.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.