ERIC Number: ED178110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
State Legislation Affecting Community and Junior Colleges, 1978. Report No. 33.
Martorana, S. V.; Smutz, Wayne D.
Fourth in a series, this report provides a descriptive and analytical review of legislation affecting community and junior colleges which has been introduced or enacted during 1978. It includes factual information on the bills as reported by the states as well as an interpretative evaluation and synthesis of major developments. Legislation is reviewed according to seven major interest areas: finance, administration, physical facilities, institutional growth, personnel, students, and academic programs. According to the report, the two areas of finance and administration have received the most attention in 1978. A total of 205 bills dealing with financial matters were reported in 1978 compared to 184 such bills in 1977. The legislation report in 1978 seems to indicate a slowdown in the trend toward state control; there were only half as many state level coordination proposals in 1978 as in 1977. Also reported are the results of a related survey designed to determine the opinions of State Directors of Community and Junior Colleges concerning the appropriate federal role in their institutions. Appendices present abstracts of all reported legislation organized by state, and also index the legislation abstracts according to each major category. The federal interest questionnaire and related documents are also appended. (DR)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.; National Council of State Directors of Community-Junior Colleges.
Note: Tables 2 and 3 have been deleted due to irreproducibility. Appendices may not reproduce well due to small size of type