ERIC Number: ED032836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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The Undergraduate Student and His Higher Education: Policies of California Colleges and Universities in the Next Decade.
California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.
This review of public higher education in California identifies problems in the policies and processes that directly affect a student's admission to college, his persistence, and his progress toward graduation. The study is based on 3 questions: who shall be admitted to higher education (addresses existing policies of selection and admission); who shall be graduated from college (concerns policies for retention, progress toward graduation, and identification of the reasons why students leave college; and where shall the students be educated (relates to policies concerning physical facilities, finance, and student choice). Of primary interest is the diversion of students to junior colleges, which currently offer the best educational opportunity for students of lower ability or limited financial capacity, have a policy of unrestricted intake of students, but experience the largest proportion of attrition in the state. Three areas are singled out for immediate attention: (1) standards for admission and selection of students in state colleges and the University of California should be more flexible, (2) the policy of limiting the lower division in 4-year institutions and diverting students to junior colleges should be reexamined; the value of 2 years in a junior college and transfer to a 4-year institution needs further exploration, and (3) the quality of programs and the problem of persistence in the junior colleges need to be studied. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.