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ERIC Number: ED211147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-16
Reference Count: 0
Community Colleges and the Future: The National Scene [and] Community Colleges and the Future in Virginia.
Vaughan, George B.; Davies, Gordon K.
In the first of the two addresses presented in this publication, George Vaughan examines trends likely to influence the development of community colleges in the United States. He predicts: (1) the increased representation of women, minorities, part-time, and older students will continue; (2) increased competition with higher education institutions and training programs for students in the traditional college age group (18 to 22 years) will intensify; (3) new faculty positions will be limited and faculty will be older and less mobile; (4) a more holistic approach to student development and the linking of counseling and instruction will become necessary; (5) flexibility and responsiveness to changing social needs and the adaptation to new technology will be required; (6) though community colleges will not be immune to economic pressures, funds to fulfill their missions are likely to be forthcoming; (7) the trend toward collective bargaining will continue and increased sharing of authority between faculty and administrators will be appropriate; and (8) outside intervention and regulation will increase. The second address, in which Gordon Davies examines trends for Virginia's community colleges, forecasts low growth in student numbers, underscores the need to increase faculty salaries, and enjoins educators and planners to carefully examine proposed and existing programs in terms of regional priorities, economic constraints, and community needs. (HB)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Administration, College Curriculum, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Enrollment Projections, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Governance, Statewide Planning, Student Personnel Services, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA.