ERIC Number: ED329297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Community College System in North Carolina: A Silver Anniversary History, 1963-1988.
Wiggs, Jon Lee
Documenting the 25-year history of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), this book focuses on each of the successive academic terms from 1963-64 to 1987-88. The chapters are grouped into five sections, corresponding to the lengths of tenure of the five NCCCS presidents: the (Isaac) Ready years from 1963 to 1970; the (Ben) Fountain years from 1971 to 1978; the (Charles) Holloman transition during the 1978-79 academic year; the (Larry) Blake years from 1979 to 1983; and the (Robert) Scott years from 1983 to the present. Each chapter is divided into short, one- to two-paragraph descriptions of transitional events, decisions, board rulings, policies, and incidents that affected the college. Examples of topics covered in the history include the following: (1) the beginnings of an open door comprehensive community college; (2) college finances, including budgeting and budget cuts, financial support, allocation of funds, and related educational legislation; (3) difficulties with the growing system, including enrollment deficits and civil rights issues; (4) short-term goals and long-range planning activities; (5) accreditation; (6) school politics; (7) systemwide growth, fiscal cuts, and future plans; (8) the emphasis on skilled workers; (9) fiscal restraints; (10) special legislation; and (11) desegregation rulings and issues. The chapters are followed by the "Preliminary Report of the Commission on the Future [of the NCCCS]," by Sherwood H. Smith. A 104-item general bibliography and a 170-item bibliography of dissertations on topics related to North Carolina's community colleges and technical institutes are included. (JMC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), College Desegregation, College Planning, College Presidents, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Long Range Planning, Salaries, State Boards of Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina