ERIC Number: ED025243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Conference Report on the Annual Conference of the New York State Association of Junior Colleges (21st, Niagara Falls, April 26-27, 1968).
New York State Association of Junior Colleges.
This report examines four areas of faculty involvement in junior college activities. (1) In college governance, faculties are told to (a) look to self-government first and then, if necessary, turn to outside organizations, (b) seek a "golden mean" between communalism and instrumentalism, and (c) seek mutual equality, trust, and respect with administrators. (2) In student counseling, faculties are advised to (a) provide for a closer integration of the student and the educational program, (b) develop counseling techniques of their own, and (c) follow-up with students but try not to play God. (3) In community services, faculties are told to (a) recognize their power and participate meaningfully, (b) develop interinstitutional cooperation, (c) work with existing groups in the community, (d) explore areas of need in the community, (e) join civic, religious or political organizations, (f) provide a counseling service for the community as well as a consulting service for local industry, and (g) live up to the name, "community college." (4) In the educational process, faculties are advised to (a) create new flexibility for social science instruction in technical education, (b) structure curriculum and methods to meet student and community needs rather than textbook or teacher needs, (c) avoid the lecture syndrome and "cookbook" techniques in instruction, (d) offer sound programs of continuing education, and (e) construct curricula to allow for the inevitable changes in the complexion of our technological society. (RM)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Association of Junior Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: New York