ERIC Number: ED023406
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
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A Position Paper by the State Board for Public Community and Junior Colleges.
Michigan State Board for Public Community and Junior Colleges, Lansing.
Having determined the philosophy and direction for the state's community colleges, the Board prepared guidelines and a districting plan for their development and operation. The nine guidelines are: an open-door policy; personnel services, guidance and counseling; enrollment reciprocity between districts; avoidance of duplicate programs; flexibility to meet population and transportation needs; high school vocational courses integrated into the college program; no expansion into 4-year institutions; a separate community college board; cultural programs as well as adult and continuing education. Details of the statewide districting plan are given, the new districts to be determined by an enrollment figure approaching 1,000 and expectations of adequate local funds (plus state and federal) to initiate and operate the facilities. These factors are to be reviewed periodically. Proposals for financing both new and existing colleges are presented. Of the ten legislative proposals, the four most cricial were: (1) provision of start-up funds for new colleges; (2) amendments to current legislation concerning the establishment of new colleges; (3) an appropriation of $50,000 to study new districting; and (4) special legislation for the establishment of a Wayne County community college. (1), (2), and (4) have been passed; (3) will be federally funded. Previous studies and reports are reviewed in the appendix. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Board for Public Community and Junior Colleges, Lansing.