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The Interim Campus. Starting New Community Junior Colleges.
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.
The American Association of Junior Colleges made this study to provide information for those wishing to develop new community junior colleges. A questionnaire was sent to the 250, two-year colleges which have begun operation since 1959. Ninety-one responded. Data was assembled by the method used by new institutions to begin their programs. Major types were--(1) evening program in shared-time facilities, (2) leased, temporary facilities previously used for non-instructional purposes, (3) leased, temporary facilities previously used for instructional purposes, (4) purchased and renovated pre-existing facilities, and (5) erection of new facilities through prefabricated or standard construction. Eight case studies are reported illustrating each type. Each case study offers a description of the interim campus and basic data relative to time lapse from appointment of college president to opening day and evening classes, faculty, students, space and costs. Communities investigating interim colleges are advised to weigh values of immediate service against problems of investing scarce funds in temporary solutions. The conclusion reached is that most communities will accept "with enthusiasm" any proposed facility solution within reasonable limits "that will place the college in service without undue delay". (HH)
Descriptors: Building Conversion, College Buildings, College Planning, Community Colleges, Community Support, Educational Finance, Facility Case Studies, Financial Needs, Financial Problems, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Junior Colleges, 1315 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 20036, ($1.50).
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.