ERIC Number: ED061929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Report From Project Focus: Strategies for Change.
Bushnell, David S.; Zagaris, Ivars
This report is a product of Project Focus which was initiated as a study effort by the American Association of Junior Colleges to determine the long-range goals of the nation's community and junior colleges. Data gathered from questionnaires administered to a cross-sectional sample of students, faculty, presidents, and institutions are presented and interpreted. The report includes a comparison of student and faculty backgrounds, feelings, and expectations, the presidents' views of where emphasis should be placed in delivering services to the community, and the presidents' evaluation of how well their institutions are meeting the promise of equal educational opportunities for all. The report is comprised of five chapters: (1) methodology employed in the study, (2) student and faculty socio-economic and demographic characteristics, work experience, career aspirations, and perceptions of campus policies, (3) comparisons of students', faculty and presidents' views of traditional long-range goals, (4) evaluation of four major college activity areas and suggestions for improvement, and (5) future impact of selected socio-economic trends currently influencing behavior in the community college. Technical appendices to the report are titled: (A) Methodology, (B) Innovative Institutions Index, (C) Presidents' and Faculty Perceptions of Goals for the 70s, and (D) Exhibits, including student, faculty, president and institutional survey forms and a follow up questionnaire. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.