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ERIC Number: ED038132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Pages: 13
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A Redefined Board for a Redefined Community.
Collins, Charles C.
The author feels that it is necessary to reconsider the makeup of "communities" that form community college districts and to reorganize the boards of trustees that govern the colleges. The boards should more truly represent the people whom the colleges serve, in fact including the students, faculty, and administrators of the colleges. Communities are seen as pluralistic rather than unitary, composed of highly diverse elements, and the boards of trustees should be based on proportional representation--proportional, that is, to the contribution and involvement of the groups actually making up the several communities of the community college. A proposal is made to set up 7-man boards, three of the seats being reserved for the taxpayer-citizens--to be chosen in open elections. A fourth seat would be held ex-officio by the superintendent-president; a fifth would be reserved for the elected representative of the faculty; a sixth would be for a full-time sophomore elected by the student body; and the seventh for a graduate alumnus or an adult evening student elected by either of these two groups. The rationale for including students, faculty and administrators on the board is given, as well as examples of recent trends in this direction. (BB)
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