ERIC Number: ED027878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Local and State Relations: Proceedings of the Junior College Conference (Ocean Springs, Mississippi, June 24-26, 1968).
Roberts, Dayton Y., Ed.
Several speakers addressed this conference of the Southeastern Regional Junior College Leadership Program and the Mississippi Junior College Commission. (1) The balance of state and local relations (J.L.Wattenbarger) depends on current trends: the change from local to state or federal finance, national standards required by population mobility, more centralized control, better development planning, return to state responsibility, etc. (2) Educational reporting systems (T.Baker) should include data on instruction, administration, operation, and maintenance costs and institutional attributes such as students, staff, finance, facilities. A system should be distinct from its uses. (3) As financial accounting (T.Baker) needs different procedures for state and local use, and for professional, regional, and federal agencies, budgeting by program is currently preferred; e.g., in Florida. (4) State and local decisions on curriculum (R.P.Perkins) must center on who is to be taught, for what, to what level, at whose expense, how, and with what balance of subjects. (5) If occupational programs (E.L.Kurth) are defined by objective and goal, local colleges can cooperate within the state framework. Surveys can provide data on job and manpower needs. (6) Public relations (R.E.Schultz) must satisfy students, legislators, lay boards, parents, and educators, with different information for each group. (7) Pennsylvania's system (L.W.Bender) is reviewed in the national context of diversity and change. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.; Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Identifiers: Florida; Mississippi