Prior to the Adult Education Summit Meeting with regional partners, an electronic
survey was administered to 95 stakeholders requesting input regarding needs, gaps
and solutions in the consortium’s catchment area. Results of this input were structured
according to the five program focus areas considered in the AB86 planning project.
Thirty-one organizations sent 71 attendees to the Adult Education Summit held during
Sixty adult education and noncredit faculty were asked to identify the top three needs
in their area of academic expertise, including basic skills, ESL, high school diploma,
GED, vocational, and adults with disabilities, as well as overall regional needs.
Professional development needs and strategies to leverage community resources were
also queried. Twenty five people responded and 30 teachers attended the faculty forum
on September 19, 2014.
The student survey was administered to students who were enrolled in basic skills,
ESL, GED, vocational, high school diploma and other classes. Input was sought from
students concerning preferences for class schedules and locations, access to training
in technology, and potential interest in new courses. Satisfaction was also assessed
regarding the condition of facilities, availability and variety of courses desired,
class size, and campus safety. Student population demographics were collected regarding
education, income, employment, number of household members, race/ethnicity, age, and