ERIC Number: ED164036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Expanding Student Mobility: A Challenge for Community Colleges. Workshop Proceedings. (Asheville, North Carolina, November 7-9, 1977).
Robinson, H. F.; And Others
The first of four presentations in this collection dealing with student mobility focuses on the role of the university in improving vertical mobility. Questions concerning the impact of community colleges on baccalaureate programs, the demand for vertical mobility, and means of improving mobility are addressed. Particular problems of Western Carolina University are discussed, and the success of the student development program in dealing with these problems is described. The second paper is concerned with student affairs services and the challenge felt by college counselors of increasing numbers of nontraditional students. The findings of a study on the role of counselors as perceived by administrators, faculty, and counselors themselves are presented. The third paper considers the role of management in student mobility in view of issues such as quantity vs. quality, comprehensiveness vs. single purpose, general education vs. specialization, and cooperation vs. competition. Also considered are ways of facilitating vertical and lateral mobility, and potential hindrances to be avoided. The implications for instructional affairs are discussed in the final paper which approaches student mobility in terms of student goals, student-directed learning, learning styles, program placement, faculty role, developmental programs, instructional models, curriculum development, institutional role, and state role. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Lateral Mobility; Vertical Mobility