ERIC Number: ED049730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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A Day at Santa Fe: A Discussion on the Major Issues Confronting America's Junior Colleges.
Bromley, Ann, Ed.
Thirteen junior college authorities participated in a series of lectures presented at Santa Fe Junior College (Florida) during the 1969-70 academic year. The topic, "What is the major challenge facing America's junior colleges in the 1970's" evoked responses very different in emphasis and detail, but similar in theme. The discussions concerned: (1) junior college as an effective instrument of social change; (2) the junior colleges' need to make good on their "open-door" policy; (3) rising fees that endanger those students most dependent on higher education; (4) junior colleges' need to know more about the student populations they serve before planning their programs; (5) primary commitment to the needs of the students and not to the passing whims of various publics; (6) need to rediscover the potential of the community; (7) major emphasis on the implementation of institutional objectives rather than on the resolution of internal and external conflicts; (8) preservation of the junior college's uniqueness and the need for its rededication to the purposes for which it was created; and (9) the need for a new model in education and the development of human growth facilitators as a substitute for the present crop of teachers, administrators, and counselors. A common theme of the junior college as a people's institution for continuing and continuous education was expressed. (Author/CA)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Role, Community Involvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Fees, Institutional Role, Social Action, Student Needs, Two Year Colleges
Institute of Higher Education, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32601 ($2.50)
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Authoring Institution: Santa Fe Community Coll., Gainesville, FL.