ERIC Number: ED186065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Strategies of Operation under Conditions of Reduced Funding in Selected Community Colleges.
Smith, Norman D.
This four-part report examines the management of retrenchment at six representative Southern California community colleges and two community college districts: Victor Valley College, Mount San Jacinto College, Citrus College, Chaffey College, Mount San Antonio College, Riverside City College, the San Bernardino Community College District, and the Los Angeles Community College District. Part I presents a review of the literature dealing with community college responses to decreased funding in the 1970's and the effects of Proposition 13 (1978) on the California community colleges. Part II, comprised of case studies based upon personal interviews with the presidents of each of the target colleges and districts, describes the management strategies used to meet the challenge of Proposition 13 and the effect of those strategies on the quality of the colleges' educational programs. Part III provides estimates of the probable fiscal impact of Proposition 9 (an income tax reduction initiative) during 1980-81 and describes the planning activities undertaken by the target colleges and districts to meet the funding reductions that would result from the passage of Proposition 9. Part IV presents conclusions concerning the need for community colleges to implement institutional research strategies in the study of retrenchment management. A bibliography is included. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California (South); Proposition 13 (California 1978); Proposition 9 (California 1980)
Note: Graduate seminar paper, Pepperdine University. Not available in paper copies due to the marginal reproducibility of the original document