NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED015732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Dec
Pages: 39
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
TWO-YEAR COLLEGES, A REPORT TO THE ILLINOIS BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION, DECEMBER 1963.
JOHNSON, ERIC H.; AND OTHERS
THIS 1963 REPORT, PREPARED FOR THE BOARD'S USE IN DEVELOPING A STATEWIDE MASTER PLAN INCLUDING THE JUNIOR COLLEGE, PRESENTED THREE ALTERNATE PLANS--(A) A SYSTEM SUPPORTED AND CONTROLLED BY A STATE AGENCY, (B) EXPANSION OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM BY ENLARGING REGIONS SERVED AND BY COORDINATING THEIR OPERATION, AND (C) ESTABLISHMENT OF 2-YEAR BRANCH CAMPUSES OF STATE UNIVERSITIES TO SERVE A JUNIOR COLLEGE REGION AND LEVEL OF EDUCATION. THE PRINCIPAL DIFFICULTY OF PLAN A WOULD BE IN COORDINATING FINANCES AND CURRICULA WITH COLLEGES ALREADY IN EXISTENCE AND UNDER LOCAL CONTROL. THE MAIN OBJECTION TO PLAN B WAS THAT SUCH AN UPWARD EXTENSION OF A COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICT STRUCTURE WOULD PLACE A LIMIT ON COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS AND LARGE ENROLLMENTS. THE DRAWBACKS TO PLAN C WERE (1) LIMITATIONS ON TECHNICAL AND OTHER TERMINAL CURRICULA, (2) CONTROL BY AND RESPONSE TO THE PARENT UNIVERSITY RATHER THAN TO LOCAL NEEDS, (3) FINANCIAL INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN LOCAL FUNDING AND UNIVERSITY TUITION FEES, AND (4) CONFLICT BETWEEN UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS AND THE JUNIOR COLLEGE'S OPEN-DOOR POLICY. PLAN A WAS FINALLY RECOMMENDED, TO REGARD THE JUNIOR COLLEGE SYSTEM AS PART OF THE STATE'S HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM, AND A PLAN WAS PRESENTED FOR ITS ORGANIZATION, THE ESTABLISHMENT, COMPOSITION, AND POWERS OF ITS BOARD OF CONTROL, ITS RELATIONSHIP TO THE STATE BOARD, AND ITS FINANCING. IMMEDIATE ACTION OF THE ACQUISITION OF SITES AND APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS WAS ALSO RECOMMENDED. (HH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: N/A