ERIC Number: ED201369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Report for Florida Community Colleges, 1979-80. Part II: The Community College System in Florida.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Junior Colleges.
As an information resource for legislators and the general public, this report describes the goals, organization, and activities of the Florida community college system (FCC). After introductory material outlining the history of the FCC since 1957, the report discusses its philosophy and goals, which are based on a dedication to the provision of a comprehensive curriculum with special emphasis on technical education designed to enhance the state's economy. An outline of 16 policy statements is then presented, delineating instructional and administrative guidelines followed by the colleges in fulfilling their mandated role. The report next describes the functions of nine state agencies, departments, offices, and councils, district governing boards, and a professional association which are involved in the governance of the FCC. A description follows of the efforts undertaken to improve the articulation of FCC courses and services with those offered by Florida's secondary and higher education institutions. These efforts include drawing up a formal articulation agreement, developing a taxonomy of courses, and defining minimum competencies. After the report delineates district responsibilities for vocational education, it identifies the colleges authorized to award high school diplomas, explains the two categories of adult education courses, and examines guidelines for the implementation of community services. (JP)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Adult Education, Articulation (Education), College Administration, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Minimum Competencies, State Agencies, State Colleges, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Junior Colleges.
Note: For a related document, see JC 810 263.