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Dictionary of FUSION and Facilities Related Terms

 
 

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Educational (Master) Plan

That part of the master plan that defines the learning outcomes the college seeks and the existing and projected curricular offerings intended to achieve those outcomes.

 

Educational Center

A postsecondary operation established and administered by an existing college or district at a location away from the campus of the parent institution. An educational center is an operation planned to continue for three or more years and expected to enroll over 500 FTES by the third year of operation. The center typically has an on-site administrator and may offer programs leading to certificates and/or degrees conferred by the parent institution.

 

Educational Delivery Systems or Learning Environments

Combinations of space and equipment. For example, lecture classes are increasingly supplanted or supplemented by assignments and class work that use varying combinations of small groups working collaboratively, often at computerized learning stations. The 'lab', 'shop' and 'studio' are becoming the central rather than the peripheral model for instruction. The definition used by California Community Colleges for a capital outlay project reflects the State definition -- a new construction, alteration, extension, or betterment of existing structure in excess of $250,000. However, to accommodate an additional 300,000 students and the potential for meeting this need through a variety of new instructional methodologies (including distance learning technologies such as telecommunication networks and television broadcast stations with cable hookups), community colleges interpret the definition of capital outlay more broadly. The definition is extended to all forms of 'educational delivery systems' where a site, building, equipment, or physical system is required.

 

Educational Operations

All of the activities of the college.

 

Educational plan

(a) adequately explains the college's overall purpose, community context, educational philosophy, alternative delivery systems, curriculum and educational programs and related support, student service, administrative, and categorical programs (such as EOPS, DSPS and matriculation) and (b) describes and justifies the intended future of the college; and (c) identifies needs and makes a convincing case for new resources to meet these needs.

 

Educational plan

(a) adequately explains the college's overall purpose, community context, educational philosophy, alternative delivery systems, curriculum and educational programs and related support, student service, administrative, and categorical programs (such as EOPS, DSPS and matriculation) and (b) describes and justifies the intended future of the college; and (c) identifies needs and makes a convincing case for new resources to meet these needs.

 

Educational Programs

Sets of courses required to complete specified degrees and certificates.

 

Emanual

Online documentation of CCCCO business practices, industry “best practices”, and help/support function for FUSION-system navigation & operation

 

Encumbrance

A limitation or reserve placed on an appropriation to pay for goods or services, which have been ordered by means of contracts but not yet received.

 

Enrollment Growth

BOG Priority Criteria points based on projected 5 year WSCH growth at each site to identify need for additional space.

 

Excess Capacity

Some campuses within the system have excess capacity in various Title 5 categories. As previously discussed, the Education Code provides that students have “free flow” access to all community college sites. While the overall system may appear to have excess facilities capacity, there are many individual campuses within the system that have severe capital facility shortages. Therefore, the capacity needs for the system have been estimated on a campus-by-campus basis, and capacity exceeding 100% at individual campuses, approximately 4 million ASF (second column), has been eliminated for the purpose of estimating the need for additional facilities. This was done so that campuses with excess capacity will not artificially decrease the true facilities needs on other campuses. Calculates excess capacity on a campus by campus basis by title V. First, the net capacity of each campus must be calculated by title V categories. If the gross ASF for a campus is greater than the gross enrollment need for a given year, then the year's gross enrollment need will be used as the net capacity, else the gross ASF will be used as the net capacity.

 

Expenditures

The amount of an appropriation used for goods and services ordered and received and paid for, including expenses and capital outlays where the accounts are kept on an accrual or a modified accrual basis.