ERIC Number: ED055584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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The Community Junior College Story.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
This booklet provides a brief description of the community junior college movement in the United States and its progress in Arkansas. Comprehensive community junior colleges traditionally offer two years of university-parallel work plus additional courses in occupational education, continuing education for adults, and community service programs. They also serve the special needs of communities. Programs included in the Arkansas comprehensive community junior colleges are university-parallel, occupational, technical, vocational, adult, community service, and general education. An important part of the total curriculum is a viable and effective guidance and counseling service. The statewide plan for Arkansas community junior colleges began in 1964, setting minimum standards for the establishment of community junior college districts. Four basic criteria must be met to insure adequate site size, sufficient number of students, sound levels of local tax support, and a proper district size to permit students to commute. It is stipulated that no Arkansas community college be permitted to become a 4-year institution and no dormitories be built. Guidelines for developing a junior college are discussed and a long-range plan suggests that eventually every Arkansas county be included; this would bring the opportunity for post-high school education within commuting distance of all state residents. (MN)
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.