ERIC Number: ED038971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Junior College Education in Oklahoma: A Report of a State-Wide Study.
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.
This study reports data collected during a state-wide investigation into the current and future junior college needs of the people of Oklahoma. Factors investigated include current and future population, student enrollment, and economic patterns; manpower distribution and needs; existing and required educational services; financing; and existing interfaces among 2-year colleges themselves and with other state-wide institutions of higher education. The following conclusions and recommendations were typical. First, gearing the system more to the needs of the state, making post-high school attendance opportunities available to all, and meeting the increasing need for semi-professional and technical training were recommended. To do this, it was conceded that the old notion of a school in one physically located campus could be, under certain circumstances, replaced by a "teaching service area"--where course offerings were adaptable to the needs of the community and that required few permanent facilities. In addition, it was recommended that duplication in recruiting and program offerings should be reduced, as should current inequities in financing methods and present inefficiencies in coordination among the various institutions of higher education in the state. (JO)
Descriptors: Coordination, Demography, Economic Development, Educational Cooperation, Educational Facilities, Educational Specifications, Educational Supply, Enrollment Projections, Facilities, Facility Guidelines, Facility Requirements, Financial Needs, Financial Policy, Master Plans, Resources, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City.