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ERIC Number: ED011455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE GREAT EXPERIMENT--A STUDY OF THE STRUCTURE OF CALIFORNIA HIGHER EDUCATION.
GARRIGUS, CHARLES B.; AND OTHERS
THE AUTHORS CONCLUDE THAT THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE FOR CALIFORNIA'S 75 JUNIOR COLLEGES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS WEAK AND UNABLE TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP, ALTHOUGH THREE SEPARATE BUREAUS HAVE BEEN SET UP WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT TO COPE WITH MOUNTING STATE-LEVEL PROBLEMS OF PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES. THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, CHARGED WITH THE DUTY OF SETTING STATE-LEVEL POLICY FOR THE JUNIOR COLLEGES, HAS NEITHER THE TIME NOR THE INCLINATION TO DO THE JOB. THE 1967 LEGISLATURE SHOULD FAVORABLY CONSIDER A BILL TO ESTABLISH A SEPARATE BOARD OF GOVERNORS WHICH WOULD ASSUME THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF JUNIOR COLLEGE POLICY SETTING AND ADMINISTRATION PRESENTLY VESTED IN THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. LOCAL AUTONOMY, EXERCISED BY LOCALLY ELECTED JUNIOR COLLEGE BOARDS OF TRUSTEES, SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE OPERATIVE WITHIN THIS FRAMEWORK, PROVIDED THAT THE NEW STATE BODY SHALL POSSESS LEADERSHIP CAPABILITY IN SPEAKING FOR THE JUNIOR COLLEGES ON POLICY MATTERS. THE BOARD SHOULD BE COMPOSED OF 10 MEMBERS, SELECTED BY THE GOVERNOR FOR 10-YEAR STAGGERED TERMS AND CONFIRMED BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE STATE SENATE. THE BOARD SHOULD APPOINT AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, A CHANCELLOR, TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD FOR A 4-YEAR TERM.(HS)
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Authoring Institution: California State Legislature, Sacramento. Assembly.
Identifiers: California (Sacramento)