Community colleges are one of several important sectors of higher education charged with preparing citizens for work, higher levels of education, and for civic and community responsibility. Understanding the changing needs for higher education in general and the role of community colleges within the broader higher educational context is important to meaningful strategic planning that will drive the efficient and effective utilization of resources in meeting statewide needs.
In 2005, the RP Group developed a series of overview documents that outlined both internal and external trends shaping the future of the California Community College system and its 72 districts at the time as part of the Statewide Strategic Planning Process for California Community Colleges. The analysis included a review of the national and state literature and a review of system-wide trends related to access, progression of students, workforce development, graduation, basic skill development, and transfer.
RP Group Lead
Andreea Serban, Project Director
RP Group Project Team Members
Judith Beachler, Deborah Boroch, Craig Hayward, Edward Karpp, Kenneth Meehan
Dr. Robert Gabriner, Patrick Perry, Willard Hom, John Prentis
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
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