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ERIC Number: ED542194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 73
Abstractor: ERIC
Enrollment Capacity and Technology Study
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
The 2007-09 Appropriations Act provided funding to the Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) to study the state's capital facility and technology capacity. Specifically, "...state appropriation is provided solely to implement a capital facility and technology capacity study which will compare the 10-year enrollment projections with the capital facility requirements and technology application and hardware capacity needed to deliver higher education programs for the period 2009-2019." Basically, the charge was to estimate the capacity of institutional space and the effect of technology on enrollments and space needs. Through a competitive bid process, MGT of America, Inc., was selected to assist the HECB in conducting the study. In a collaborative effort, the project team made of HECB and MGT staff worked closely with Washington's public four-year higher education institutions, the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges, the Council of Presidents, and the Independent Colleges of Washington to obtain and analyze the information contained in the report. The major tasks conducted for the study included: (1) Identifying the existing physical and programmatic capacity of each institution, branch campus, and education center including factors that have or will impact institutional capacity; (2) Identifying the institutional degree and enrollment plans, by level, for the Community & Technical Colleges, Independent Colleges of Washington, and the four-year public institutions; (3) Identifying the impact technology has and could have on accommodating future enrollments; (4) Determining the capital and operating costs associated with accommodating future enrollments; and (5) Identifying conclusions and policy implications regarding institutional capacity and degree and enrollment plans. Appended are: (1) FTE Enrollment; (2) 2008-09 Base State Support Rates per Average Additional FTE; and (3) A list of the institutional and agency personnel who assisted the project team during the course of the Capacity Study. (Contains 27 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board
Identifiers - Location: Washington