ERIC Number: ED217908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Issues in California Community Colleges. Forum, 1982.
Laroche, Jonnah J., Ed.
Forum, v2 Spr 1982
This issue of "Forum," a journal designed to present ideas of California community college faculty, begins with "Community Colleges Can Keep the Door Open," by Jean B. Trapnell, which urges community colleges to reassess and integrate the new goals associated with lifelong learning with the primary goals of providing transfer, technical, and remedial education. Next, Leon Baradat, in "Proposal regarding the Associate Degrees at Mira Costa College," supports the view of the associate degree as evidence of the successful completion of the first 2 years of a 4-year program and presents a proposal for degree and certificate content. In "Whither the Major?" Steve Ruis considers the pressures to increase the number of units required in a given major and the attendant danger of eroding general education requirements and elective options. Carmen M. Decker's article, "Cooperation among Academic Senates in Multi-College Districts," urges academic senates to recognize their vocational heritage, common goals, and natural allies and to work together to create a professional atmosphere to serve the academic community. Next, "College Symposium: Santa Monica College and Your Future," prepared by the Staff Development Committee of the Academic Senate, presents a model for institutional self-examination, priority establishment, and goal setting. Finally, E. Lou Carranza offers "Remarks on Pedagogy," focusing on five elements of sound instruction: frame of reference, assumptions, elements, interpretations, and theories. (AYC)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Governing Councils, College Instruction, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Degree Requirements, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories, General Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Majors (Students), Self Evaluation (Groups), Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.