Extended Opportunity Programs and Services
(EOPS) supplements existing college programs and provides
assistance to aid financially and educationally disadvantaged
full-time students. The program provides financial assistance,
educational, personal and career counseling, enrichment workshops,
tutoring, visits to transfer institutions, book grants and
book service. EOPS also provides personal development and
cultural awareness activities, a volunteer program and job
training. In recent years with the downturn in the economy,
an ever-increasing number of educationally and financially
disadvantaged students have sought services through EOPS,
which has grown to three times its former size in the last
ten years or so.
Personnel - There are five full-time faculty,
six part-time faculty, two full-time classified staff members,
three limited classified staff and 19 student employees in
Equipment - At this time a copy machine needs
to be repaired and four computers and a copy machine need
to be replaced.
Facilities - EOPS is appropriately located
adjacent to Financial Aid, the Employment Center and CalWORKs.
However, the three rooms in which the offices are located
are small and do not allow for ample walking space in the
reception area nor for private counseling sessions.
It is expected that in both the mid term (five
years) and long term (ten years) the department will increase
in size at the same rate as the overall college enrollment.
Personnel - See Projected Faculty and Staff
Equipment - Within five years, four computers
and a copy machine need to be replaced and a new copy machine
for the third office will be needed. In addition, four printers
(one color) and three copy machines will be needed.
Facilities - EOPS needs a facility with a
larger reception area, enclosed and private counseling offices,
a student resource area for college catalogs and computers,
a secretary's desk, three additional computer work stations,
a conference room and a workshop room.
Staff Development - Computer training
and communication skills are suggested areas for staff development
|Projected Faculty and
Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
/ Limited Faculty
Full-time Classified Staff