The California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) relies on annual forecasts of Weekly Student Contact Hours (WSCH) in order to estimate the future facilities needs of the 72 districts within the California Community College system. The CCCCO determined that it would be beneficial to explore new methods of arriving at WSCH forecasts and asked the RP Group to investigate opportunities for improving these forecasts.
Four distinct components emerged and are found in the WSCH Forecast Report resource:
(1) a review of current practices in post-secondary systems
(2) an exploration of models
(3) a recommendation for future forecasting models (to use two methods and average the results)
(4) refinement of forecasting procedures as outlined in the recommendations
RP Group Lead
Barry Gribbons, Project Director
RP Group Project Team Members
Marc Beam, Craig Hayward, PhD, Terrence Willett, MS
Fred Harris, Susan Yeager
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office
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