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ERIC Number: EJ822332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1068-610X
Innovative Capital Planning
McIntyre, Chuck
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v10 n2 p149-159 Spr 2003
Community college strategic planning is becoming more learning-centered, grounded in the student experience, and open to change. As a result, facility planners are challenged to embody these notions in a college's strategic delivery plan: the systems and facilities needed to accomplish its mission and vision. This article proposes a new process for doing this, innovative capital planning (ICP), which the author has used recently in work at several community colleges. ICP is a comprehensive part of strategic planning--exploring, among other issues, market penetration, new active learning models, facilities maintenance and upgrading, and online and other distance learning. Active learning rooms need to be designed with the proper space, flexibility, and equipment in order to support emerging trends in pedagogy. An ICP simulation model explores several future enrollment scenarios and many delivery options, based on space, utilization and planning standards unique to each college. Results of ICP identify future capital outlays and effectively facilitate selection of capital financing strategies. (Contains 7 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California