Two-year institutions are at the center of change in higher education. This comprehensive report describes the design process and specifications for effective 21st century community colleges, technical institutes, and private proprietary schools. The unique design process synthesizes a broad range of factors, from the goals, problems, and expectations particular to each institution, to the physical structures, partnerships with the surrounding community, staff development, technology, and finance. Illustrative new designs make the specifications real and concrete. Each aspect of the process can be used either separately or with the others by two-year institutions designing or redesigning themselves for the 21st century.
MDS-1109 / May 1998
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