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ERIC Number: ED013622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 49
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Reference Count: 0
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ESTABLISHING LEGAL BASES FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES, PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE COMMISSION ON LEGISLATION OF THE AAJC (CHICAGO, OCTOBER 20-21, 1961).
SKAGGS, KENNETH G.; AND OTHERS
IMPROVED LEGAL FOUNDATIONS FOR PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES ARE NEEDED IN MOST STATES. BASIC LEGISLATION SHOULD (1) BE PHRASED IN BROAD TERMS, SETTING STATE POLICY AND GENERAL PROCEDURES, (2) ESTABLISH AN AGENCY FOR STATEWIDE ADMINISTRATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF DEVELOPMENT, SUPERVISION, AND COORDINATION, (3) PROVIDE FOR STATEWIDE AND LOCAL AREA STUDIES, (4) PROVIDE A PROGRAM OF SUPPORT FOR THE COLLEGES AND THE STATE AGENCY. FINANCE PLANS SHOULD BE BASED ON (1) RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION, (2) REMOVAL OF BARRIERS TO SUCH EDUCATION, AND (3) EQUALIZATION, BASED ON NEED AND ABILITY TO PAY. THEY SHOULD PROVIDE FOR (1) JOINT AGENCY RESPONSIBILITY, (2) BASIC FUNDS FOR AN ADEQUATE PROGRAM, (3) MINIMAL RELIANCE ON STUDENT FEES, (4) ALL NECESSARY ELEMENTS OF A GOOD PROGRAM, (5) STABILITY FROM YEAR TO YEAR, (6) CAPITAL OUTLAY, (7) ACCESS TO BORROWING FOR CAPITAL EXPENSES, (8) JOINT RESPONSIBILITY IN RECORD KEEPING, (9) INDEPENDENCE FROM GIFTS AND DONATIONS, AND (10) FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM STUDENTS' HOME AREAS. PLANS FOR CONTROL SHOULD RECOGNIZE THE (1) INDIVIDUAL CHARACTER OF THE INSTITUTION, (2) POSSIBILITY OF SEPARATION OF FINANCE AND CONTROL, (3) DESIRABILITY OF LOCAL AUTONOMY, (4) TIME REQUIRED OF BOARD MEMBERS, (5) NEED FOR COMMITMENT TO THE INSTITUTION, AND (6) NEED FOR BALANCE BETWEEN STATE COORDINATION AND LOCAL CONTROL. AN AAJC GUIDE TO STATE LEGISLATION AND AN EXAMPLE OF A STATE LAW ARE INCLUDED. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
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