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ERIC Number: ED013092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 80
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Reference Count: 0
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CONFERENCE ON THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN HIGHER EDUCATION. (LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, NOVEMBER 21-22, 1965).
GUDITUS, CHARLES W.; STOOPS, JOHN A.
AT THIS CONFERENCE (NOVEMBER 1965), FOUR PAPERS WERE PRESENTED FOR DISCUSSION. TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A PART OF HIGHER EDUCATION, THE JUNIOR COLLEGE, LIKE THE REST OF HIGHER EDUCATION, MUST BE CONCERNED WITH SUBJECT MATTER IN BREADTH AND DEPTH, MUST BE INTENDED FOR ADULTS, AND MUST BE A PART OF THE COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARSHIP IN ITS TRULY LIBERAL SENSE. IT MUST HAVE (1) ARTS AND SCIENCES PROGRAMS TRANSFERABLE TO THE 4-YEAR INSTITUTIONS, (2) VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL PROGRAMS OF SUITABLY VARYING LENGTH AND CONTENT, (3) SOUND CAREER AND PERSONAL COUNSELING, (4) GENERAL EDUCATION AND SELF IMPROVEMENT COURSES FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY, AND (5) PROGRAMS AND SERVICES OF CIVIC ACTIVITIES. AS IN A UNIVERSITY, THE FACULTY MUST BE ABLE TO JUDGE ITS OWN COMPETENCE, BUT BECAUSE OF THE SPECIAL NATURE OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, IT MUST ALSO DEAL WITH A WIDE RANGE OF STUDENT ABILITIES AND TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS. FOR SUCH A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS, THE STAFF WILL OF NECESSITY HAVE A GREAT DIVERSITY OF BACKGROUND. SOME WILL HAVE ACADEMIC DEGREES AT VARIOUS LEVELS, SOME WILL HAVE PROFESSIONAL DEGREES, AND OTHERS, WITHOUT DEGREES, WILL HAVE GREAT COMPETENCE IN SPECIAL SUBJECTS. IN VIEW OF THE GENERAL SCARCITY OF COMPETENT TEACHERS, THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE APPEARS, AT LEAST FOR THE PRESENT, TO BE THE BEST TRAINING GROUND FOR ITS OWN FACULTY. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA.
Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Bethlehem)