ERIC Number: ED071655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan-9
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The Open Door, or the Revolving Door: Which Way, Texas?
Texas State Legislature, Austin. Senate Interim Committee on Public Junior Colleges.
To ascertain whether the needs of disadvantaged students were being met by the public community colleges of Texas, a committee was established in March 1972 by resolution of the Texas Senate. This report of the committee study contains the following chapters: 1. The Open Door?--the problem and its dimensions; student population by racial-ethnic group, as compared with county population, and classified as disadvantaged; 2. The Needs of Disadvantaged Students--identified needs; financial aid survey; appraisal of extent to which colleges are meeting identified needs; faculty attitudes; and student questionnaire responses; 3. Special Programs and Services for Disadvantaged Students--varieties of approach; how to evaluate; studies of five Texas colleges; and graduation or transfer credit; 4. Present and Future Needs--funding remedial-compensatory courses; future trends; projected enrollments, 1968-1985; 5. Summary, Findings, and Committee Recommendations. The recommendations included the following: 1. Special courses and programs are vital to meet the needs of disadvantaged students; 2. Junior colleges should encourage enrollment of more disadvantaged students; 3. Recommendations of a 1968 Governor's committee should be implemented; 4. Remedial courses should receive full funding; 5. Academic courses should be funded by "contract hour"; 6. Programs, workshops, and institutes for training junior college teachers of the disadvantaged should be funded; 7. Rigorous evaluation studies of junior college programs are needed; 8. Junior College officials should seek their share of financial aid funds; 9. Credit for remedial courses should be given; 10. Remedial education should be encouraged. Tables provide data. (DB)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Compensatory Education, Curriculum Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Remedial Programs, Research Reports, State Aid, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Texas State Legislature, Austin. Senate Interim Committee on Public Junior Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: Texas