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ERIC Number: ED017256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 126
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Reference Count: 0
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MASTER PLAN FOR PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES IN TEXAS.
COLVERT, C.C.
THIS MASTER PLAN ESTIMATES FUTURE JUNIOR COLLEGE POPULATIONS AND THE MINIMUM NECESSARY ENROLLMENT PER COLLEGE, PROPOSES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ENOUGH JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICTS TO ACCOMMODATE THEM, AND SUGGESTS CERTAIN CURRICULUMS. BASED ON THE NUMBER OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES IN 1963, PROJECTIONS WERE MADE FOR 1968 TO 1977, AND PROJECTIONS ON THESE PROJECTIONS FOR 1977 THROUGH 1986. THE DISTRIBUTION OF POTENTIAL COLLEGE STUDENTS IS SHOWN BY COUNTY. IT WAS ALSO DECIDED THAT, BEFORE THE COORDINATING BOARD GIVES APPROVAL FOR THE FORMATION OF A DISTRICT, IT MUST HAVE A POTENTIAL STUDENT ENROLLMENT OF 1,100 (FTE) WITHIN FIVE YEARS OF ITS ESTABLISHMENT. FOR EACH COLLEGE, A POSSIBLE MAXIMUM COMMUTING DISTANCE OF 50 OR 60 MILES (1 1/4 HOURS) WAS SELECTED, DEPENDING ON HIGHWAY FACILITIES. AFTER POPULATION, GEOGRAPHICAL FACTORS, AND EXISTING COLLEGES WERE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT, IT WAS DECIDED THAT 54 DISTRICTS WOULD GIVE THE RESIDENTS OF ALL 254 COUNTIES REASONABLE ACCESS TO A JUNIOR COLLEGE. SOME OF THE LARGER, MORE THINLY POPULATED DISTRICTS MAY NEED TWO CAMPUSES TO MEET THE PROXIMITY REQUIREMENT. THE ACADEMIC CURRICULUMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FAIRLY COMPLETE, AND MOST CAMPUSES WILL OFFER THREE OR MORE 1-YEAR VOCATIONAL COURSES AND/OR 2-YEAR TECHNICAL PROGRAMS AS WELL AS NON-CREDIT OR COMMUNITY-SERVICE COURSES. ENABLING LEGISLATION HAS NOT YET BEEN PASSED FOR BUILDING OR FUNDING OF THE COLLEGES. THE STATE, THE LOCAL DISTRICTS, AND THE COORDINATING BOARD ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE THESE AGREEMENTS. (HH)
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Identifiers: TEXAS