ERIC Number: ED217897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Issues in California Community Colleges. Forum, 1981.
Laroche, Jonnah J., Ed.
Forum, v1 Spr 1981
Designed as a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas and viewpoints of California community college faculty, this journal offers six brief articles on various aspects of 2-year college education. In "Academic Standards and the Open Door," Leon Baradat asserts that community colleges must reverse the trend toward decreased academic standards, while maintaining open access to community college education. Next, Barbara Hinkley, in "Transfer Education: A Quality and Quantity Issue," looks at the declining number of community college transfers and considers the issues of the quality of transfer programs and the success of their students. Bob Flanagan, in "Nothing Less Than the Best," argues against establishing separate associate degrees for transfer and non-transfer programs. "The Role of Tutoring in the Community Colleges," by Susan Spence Liberty, presents a rationale for tutorial services based on effects on student persistence and performance and discusses methods for achieving program growth and cost effectiveness. In "A Community College Study Skills Program: Rationale and Structure," Doug Sabiston considers diagnostic testing and faculty-administrator cooperation as essential elements in remedial education delivery. Finally, Gerald DeBane Piche provides an abstract of a study of the fiscal ability of California community colleges to comply with the Fifty Percent Law, which requires the expenditure of at least 50% of a college's current expense of education for teachers' salaries. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.