ERIC Number: ED055296
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Open Admissions in the Community Junior College.
Beal, Rubye M.
The public community junior college is the one institution of higher education that purports to serve all of the people all of the time. Characterized by an open admission policy, these colleges accept all students who can profit from an educational experience. Community colleges are attempting to provide creative ways of humanizing the educational process. Some of these innovative approaches are (1) removal of a punitive grading system; (2) removal of psychological and physical barriers to education; (3) provision for individual progress according to the individual's time schedule; (4) provision of positive programs and exciting learning experiences; (5) planned strength bombardment and focus upon development of individual potential; (6) provision of well-prepared student personnel workers; (7) provision of well-prepared, creative teachers committed to the junior college philosophy; and (8) meaningful involvement of students in the real life of the college -- e.g., in curriculum decisions, community involvement, and teacher evaluation. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Santa Fe Community Coll., Gainesville, FL.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, Atlantic City, N. J., April 4-8, 1971