ERIC Number: ED474851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Reviewing the Community Learning Center: An Educational Center of the MiraCosta Community College District. A Report to the Governor and Legislature in Response to a Request from the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. Commission Report.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report from the California Postsecondary Education Commission considers the request by the Governors of the California Community Colleges and the MiraCosta Community College District (MCCD) to secure approval for the Community Learning Center in Oceanside. The MCCD serves a traditionally affluent, white region that has recently become far more diverse, with strong immigration from Central and South America and many Asian nations. As a result, many adults in the region are deficient in English language skills. Most of the ESL classes in the region were originally offered at the Adult Learning Center in Oceanside. The facility, with enrollment approaching 5,000 students, became overcrowded, and the perception grew that it was substandard. The first phase of the Community Learning Center construction project is complete. The cost for the final phase will be between $5-8 million, with funds coming from the state. The project criteria examined by the Commission include: (1) description and overview; (2) enrollment projections; (3) alternatives; (4) academic planning and program justification; (5) student services and outreach; (6) support and capital outlay; (7) geographic and physical accessibility; (8) effects on other institutions; (9) environmental impact; and (10) economic efficiency. The Commission concluded that the Center should be approved. (Contains 11 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Learning Laboratories, Learning Resources Centers, Resource Centers, Second Language Learning, State Aid, Two Year Colleges
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Ste. 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268. For full text: http://www.cpec.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.