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ERIC Number: ED017241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jun
Pages: 6
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BROADENING THE SPECTRUM OF HIGHER EDUCATION.
PLUMMER, ROBERT H.; RICHARDSON, RICHARD C., JR.
THE 2-YEAR COLLEGE SHOULD CONTAIN TWO DIVISIONS. THE FIRST IS AN ACADEMIC DIVISION WITH A COLLEGE-PARALLEL PROGRAM FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS AND A TECHNICAL PROGRAM FOR THE SEMIPROFESSIONS. IT WOULD HAVE A SELECTIVE ADMISSIONS POLICY, BE ADMINISTERED BY THE DEAN OF INSTRUCTION, HAVE A FACULTY CHOSEN FOR TEACHING PROFICIENCY AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS, AND GRANT AN ASSOCIATE OF ARTS OR OF SCIENCE DEGREE. THE SECOND RECOMMENDED DIVISION IS A SERVICE DIVISION WITH UNRESTRICTED ADMISSIONS, PERIODIC EVALUATION RATHER THAN GRADES, AND NO COLLEGE-CREDIT COURSES. THE STUDENT COULD REMEDY DEFICIENCIES TO BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR THE ACADEMIC DIVISION, TAKE VOCATIONAL OR RETRAINING COURSES, COMPLETE ADULT HIGH SCHOOL, OR TAKE AVOCATIONAL OR CULTURAL COURSES. THE DIVISION WOULD BE UNDER THE DEAN OF STUDENT PERSONNEL SERVICES OR, IF SIZE JUSTIFIED THE SEPARATION, UNDER A DEAN OF OCCUPATIONAL SERVICES AND A DEAN OF COMMUNITY SERVICES. THE FACULTY MEMBERS WOULD BE SELECTED FOR SPECIALIZED TRAINING RATHER THAN FOR ACADEMIC DISTINCTION AND WOULD BE CALLED DIRECTORS OR CONSULTANTS. THIS DIVISION WOULD GRANT DIPLOMAS OR CERTIFICATES INSTEAD OF ASSOCIATE DEGREES. THIS TYPE OF ORGANIZATION WOULD OFFER OPPORTUNITY RATHER THAN FRUSTRATION TO MILLIONS OF LEARNERS BELOW THE MEDIAN, WHILE GIVING THE TRANSFER STUDENT THE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE OF NEARNESS TO HOME FOR TWO MORE YEARS. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION," VOLUME 35, NUMBER 6, JUNE 1964. (HH)
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