ERIC Number: ED215750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Report for Florida Community Colleges, 1980-81. Part 2: The Community College System in Florida.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.
This report describes the history, organization, goals, and objectives of Florida's community college system. The first section outlines the history of the state system since the establishment of the first of 28 colleges in 1933 and discusses the balance between local control and state coordination within the system. The second section presents the philosophy and goals of the state's community colleges, outlining the types of education to be provided; the increasing importance of occupational programs; and the colleges' role within the state's postsecondary educational system. The third section focuses on the organization of the state's system of public instruction and describes the functions and legislatively defined responsibilities of each of the governmental and organizational entities concerned with the community college system. The next section describes strategies and activities focused on the articulation of community college programs and services with those of other public educational institutions, and details the purposes and functions of the Professional Committee for Relating Public Secondary and Higher Education and the Articulation Coordinating Committee. Responsibilities at the district level for vocational education are specified in the fifth section, while the final section presents information on adult education and community instructional service programs. The staff members of the Division of Community Colleges are identified. (HB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Articulation (Education), College Administration, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Services, Educational History, Educational Objectives, Governance, State Agencies, State Colleges, State Legislation, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Community Colleges.
Note: For a related document, see JC 820 214.