ERIC Number: ED201358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
Communitas: Journal of Connecticut Community Colleges.
Smith, Jean, Ed.
Communitas: Journal of Connecticut Community Colleges, Mar 1, 1981
A variety of educational issues and techniques are discussed in 12 essays by faculty and students at the Connecticut community colleges. Phillip Wheaton recalls the austere beginnings of Middlesex Community College (MCC). Mary-Jo Hewitt describes her adjustment to a four-year college after transferring from MCC. Following a poem by James Childs, Peter J. Ulisse urges instructors to make students aware of their enthusiasm for class subject matter, and Joyce Hirschorn examines the application of communications theory to the classroom environment. LeRoy Barnes describes an approach to sociology instruction which involves students in the management of common family crises. James Coleman presents a rationale for a humanities course which requires students to research archival materials. Ann Garrett Robinson imagines how Booker T. Washington might have reacted to South Central Community College's Annual Psychology Art Exhibit. Marge Manfred examines the impact of sentence-combining exercises on students' writing ability. Richard Dolliver uses plane trigonometry to illustrate the design of a sundial. Dimpna Torres refutes popular misconceptions about bilingual education, and Eduardo J. Marti looks at the implications for college administrators inherent in the growing number of Hispanic students. John H. Coggins describes a study of the factors affecting the persistence of women students. (JP)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Bilingual Education, Classroom Communication, College Administration, College Instruction, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Females, Hispanic Americans, Learning Activities, Sentence Combining, Student College Relationship, Teaching Styles, Trigonometry, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Regional Community Colleges, Hartford. Board of Trustees.
Identifiers: Connecticut; Middlesex Community College CT