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ERIC Number: ED017245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep-26
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
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THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT.
GILLIE, ANGELO C.
FOUR ASPECTS OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT'S ROLE ARE PLANNING A CAMPUS, ECONOMIC PLANNING, PROGRAM PLANNING AND MERGING OF INSTITUTIONS. FROM THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE MOMENT, THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN CAMPUS PLANNING. HE MUST USE HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMMUNITY, ITS EMPLOYMENT, POPULATION, SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS, EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS, INCOME, AND ATTITUDES AS A BASIS FOR PLANNING CURRICULUMS, PROGRAMS, AND ULTIMATELY THE FACILITY TO HOUSE THEM. EFFICIENCY OF ECONOMIC PLANNING IS NECESSITATED BY POPULATION GROWTH AND BY TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES WHICH, WHILE INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY, RARELY SAVE MONEY. PLANNING OF ANY NEW OPERATION DEMANDS CAREFUL AND REALISTIC COST ANALYSIS. THE PRESIDENT'S ROLE IN PROGRAM PLANNING IS DEPENDENT ON THE COLLEGE PHILOSOPHY, THE DEGREE OF COMPREHENSIVENESS OF THE COLLEGE, THE RELATIVE EMPHASIS ON SPECIFIC PROGRAMS, SOCIOLOGICAL FACTORS IN THE COMMUNITY, FACULTY AVAILABILITY, AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS. MERGING OF SINGLE PURPOSE INSTITUTIONS INTO COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY COLLEGES IS A CHALLENGING PROCESS, COMPLICATED BY THE MOTIVES UNDERLYING THE MERGER, THE HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED, THE EXISTING ADMINISTRATIVE AND TEACHING STAFFS, COMMUNITY REACTION, STUDENT OPINION, AND THE BOARDS INVOLVED. THESE PAPERS WERE PRESENTED FOR A COURSE ENTITLED, "THE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE"'RUTGERS, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, SEPTEMBER 26, 1967. (WO)
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Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Graduate School of Education.
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