ERIC Number: ED188720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May-4
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings: Conference on the Community/Junior College (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, May 3-4, 1973).
Tennessee State Board of Regents, Nashville.; Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.; Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Coll. of Education.
The theme of the third annual University of Tennessee Conference on the Community/Junior College was "the expanding campus." William M. Boast began by identifying some of the changes that had occurred in postsecondary education since 1945 and then recognized three trends in education today toward greater humanization in education, toward a greater emphasis on the applied and the functional, and toward an increased use of electronic technology in delivering educational services. Frank G. Dickey considered the changing domain of the faculty and the new responsibilities which instructors must take on to provide successful community service and outreach programs. Francis Keppel focused on the changing interests and characteristics of the community college student and underscored the importance of creating new and flexible programs to meet their needs. He suggested that dividing disciplines into core units and determining what combination of units or modules meets a particular individual's objectives would provide this needed flexibility. Finally, three conference summaries were presented: Linda C. Brasfield focused on the adult and continuing education aspect of the conference, Robert L. White on career education, and William H. Coffield on community service. The proceedings include a list of conference participants. (AYC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Board of Regents, Nashville.; Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.; Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Coll. of Education.