ERIC Number: ED307951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Plan for Maryland Community Colleges.
Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
Building upon previous plans and reports developed by the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges (MSBCC), this strategic plan identifies the possibilities that face the MSBCC and the community college system. After describing the statewide planning process for community colleges, the report provides an overview of higher education in Maryland; presents the mission, charter, powers, and duties of the MSBCC; and analyzes the mission of the community colleges in terms of functions, admissions, quality, educational delivery systems, program and student mix, areas and constituencies to be served, and finances. Next, a statistical profile is provided, including data on enrollments; student characteristics; degrees and certificates awarded; current employment/educational status of graduates; revenue; average cost per student; tuition; number of administrators, faculty, and other employees; and physical facilities. The next section highlights the most significant internal issues and trends, including the importance of low tuition, the inadequacy of financial aid, state and regional training needs, and special challenges for economically depressed areas. Next, external issues and trends are discussed in the areas of demography, economics, technology, and business and industry. Finally, the eight strategic priorities of the system are presented: (1) enhance instruction; (2) strengthen the transfer process; (3) increase financial access for students; (4) promote recognition of community colleges; (5) improve facilities; (6) develop human resources; (7) increase support for economic development initiatives; and (8) strengthen public funding. (ALB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Long Range Planning, Mission Statements, School Demography, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland