ERIC Number: ED213463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Community Colleges: A Report to the Twelfth Alaska State Legislature by the Community College Interim Committee. Volume II: Transcripts of Public Testimony.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
As part of a study of the role, governance, and future direction of the community colleges of the University of Alaska, public hearings and teleconferences were held at 13 locations in Alaska between October 1980 and January 1981. Over 200 people participated in these discussions, and testimony was taken from educators, administrators, students, community members, business people, and other interested parties. This report provides transcripts of the public testimony arranged chronologically and by place. The testimony provides a variety of comments concerning college governance structure, community college mission, community college responsiveness to needs, the use of policy advisory councils, tuition, and other issues. Several themes emerge from the transcripts: (1) there was widespread opinion that there is inequitable funding to the detriment of the community colleges; (2) there was dissatisfaction with the community colleges' ability to provide courses and programs requested by their constituencies and to provide adequate outreach programs; (3) there was a perceived need for more flexibility of educational delivery modes; (4) significant problems were perceived in the transfer of credits from the community colleges to the universities; (5) the colleges' policy advisory councils were seen as serving an important function; and (6) the primary thrust of the community college was seen as offering vocational-technical courses. (HB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Demand, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Supply, Governance, Governing Boards, Hearings, Postsecondary Education, School Community Relationship, Statewide Planning, Tuition, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
Note: For related documents, see JC 820 078-080.