ERIC Number: ED349041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives on the Community College: Essays.
Lombardi, John; Cohen, Arthur M., Ed.
The essays in this collection were written by John Lombardi during the 1970s while he was a resident scholar at the ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges. Following a foreword on Lombardi's life and work by a son and two daughters, John V., Mary Luciana, and Janice P. Lombardi, is an introduction by Arthur M. Cohen giving highlights of Lombardi's approach to his work and summarizing the introductory comments state that the 10 essays presented in this book, all of which were chosen for their relevance to issues facing contemporary community college leaders and students aspiring to leadership positions. The first essay, "Riding the Wave of New Enrollments" discusses the periodic increases and declines in two-year college enrollment and the ways that college leaders attempt to sustain the enrollments on which their funding is based. "Critical Decade for Community College Financing" provides an analysis of the perennial issues in sustaining college finances and offers a review of the feasibility of stratagems for maintaining a constant flow of dollars into the institution. Three essays respectively entitled "Faculty Workload,""The Ambiguity of the Part-Time Faculty," and "Role of the Department Chairman in Improving Instruction" address key aspects of managing faculty. The next four essays, "A New Look at Vocational Education,""Four Phases of Developmental Education,""The Decline of Transfer Education," and "The Two-Year College Student and Community Services," analyze central areas of the community college curriculum. The last essay, "Student Activism," looks at the effects on and responses to activism on college campuses. Finally, Arthur M. Cohen offers a summary and update of trends in each area addressed by Lombardi in a concluding chapter entitled "A Contemporary View of the Issues." A comprehensive bibliography of Lombardi's writings is included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Anthologies, College Administration, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Community Services, Continuing Education, Educational Finance, Part Time Faculty, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publications Department PCC, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($24.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges