The Western Center for Community College Development was established in 1991. The Center provides professional development, opportunities for partnerships, and assistance with curriculum redesign to community, junior, and technical colleges in the 15 states served by the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education (WICHE). The Center is housed in the Oregon State University College of Education and is funded by the Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development. Dale Parnell served as the first director of the Center from 1992 until 1996.
The Western Center for Community College Development Records were generated and assembled by the Center and document the professional development workshops and other educational training projects offered or coordinated by the center; long-range strategic planning; interactions with foundations for project funding; involvement with legislators on bills of interest to community colleges; and curriculum development. The records include budgets, correspondence, course syllabi, grant proposals, legislative bills, meeeting minutes, newsletters, project proposals and reports, publications, and photographs. The photographs depict training conferences and workshop sessions organized by the Center.
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research.Preferred Citation :
Western Center for Community College Development Records (RG 235), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.
Additional Reference Guides :
Preliminary container list available online.Processing Note :
This collection is not fully processed; this guide is preliminary.Acquisition Information :
Records were transferred to the Archives in 2007.Related Materials :
Brochures and news clippings about the Center are available in the Memorabilia Collection (MC-Western Center for Community College Development). Materials pertaining to community colleges in the 1960s thru 1980s are available in the School of Education Records (RG 184). The Archives' collections also include the papers of OSU School of Education faculty Dale Parnell and E. Wayne Courtney.