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ERIC Number: ED014958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun-30
Pages: 50
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Reference Count: 0
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A POLICY PLAN FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, REPORT TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. (ABRIDGED).
Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.
IN 1965-66, AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH AGENCY STUDIED THE EXISTING STRUCTURE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN WASHINGTON AND CONCLUDED THAT (1) DEMAND FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION WILL INCREASE, ESPECIALLY IN NONTRANSFER PROGRAMS, (2) THE STATE SHOULD CONTINUE AND STRENGTHEN ITS OPEN DOOR POLICY, (3) A SYSTEM OF INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTS IS NEEDED, (4) PENDING ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES WITH AN APPROPRIATE STAFF ORGANIZATION, A STRONG DIVISION OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE EDUCATION SHOULD BE ORGANIZED IMMEDIATELY IN THE OFFICE OF THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION, (5) LEGISLATIVE AND CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES ARE NEEDED TO INCREASE FINANCIAL SUPPORT, WITH THE STATE CONTRIBUTING TWO-THIRDS OF OPERATING EXPENSES, AND TUITION PAYMENTS AS LOW AS POSSIBLE, (6) COMPREHENSIVE 5-YEAR PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND GUIDELINES FOR OPERATION SHOULD BE PREPARED, AND (7) PROMPT ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO ORGANIZE THE SYSTEM. A STATEWIDE SYSTEM OF 20 DISTRICTS IS RECOMMENDED, WITH EACH DISTRICT PROVIDING COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAMS. DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE RESEARCH AGENCY ARE OFFERED FOR BOTH STATE AND LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: WASHINGTON