ERIC Number: ED054770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
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State Level Boards for Community Junior Colleges: Patterns of Control and Coordination.
Wattenbarger, James L.; Sakaguchi, Melvyn
Patterns of control and coordination for community junior colleges as shown by state-level boards are reviewed. It was found that 43 states had developed a state-level agency responsible for coordinating, planning, and in some cases controlling this level of education. The study indicated a decisive trend toward state-level concern for community junior colleges. An increase in state-level planning and financial support seemed to accompany an increase in state-level control and operation. Thirteen states reported that a state board coordinates their community junior colleges; five states coordinate or administer their colleges through a university board, which is also concerned with other institutions of higher education; 14 states use the state department of education as the locus of responsibility, with usually a special staff or division in charge; and 11 states assign responsibility for community junior colleges to the same board that is responsible for all of higher education. These four categories, of course, encompass a wider variety of board responsibilities than is shown here. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Higher Education.