ERIC Number: ED187359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education Mergers: The Results of a Community College Reorganization Survey.
As part of an effort to investigate the impact of the increasing predominance of part-time, adult, community college students on the management and organizatlon of the continuing education function, a survey of the 106 California community colleges was conducted in Spring 1979 to determine how many had merged the administration of the day college with that of the evening college, or with the continuing education function. Survey findings, based on a 75% response rate, revealed that 32 of the responding colleges had recently placed both the continuing education function and the day college under the authority of the Dean of Instruction, six other colleges had completed mergers under slightly different designs, and five reported that merger plans were under serious consideration. Of the remaining colleges, 26 had never separated the administration of these functions in the first place, and ten indicated that the split organizational design was working well and would remain in operation. The 36 colleges that had merged the day and evening college administrations tended to be large institutions; those that had never had separate program administrations tended to be smaller and were more often in rural areas. Evening students represented approximately the same proportion of the enrollments of both of these groups. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of California Community Coll. Administrators.