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ERIC Number: ED083969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-6
Pages: 18
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Shifting Perspectives in Financing and Planning for Community Colleges.
Millard, Richard
The shifting roles of local, state, and federal governments in the financial support of community colleges is discussed. According to the 1970 Carnegie Commission on Higher Education report, the need for broader financial support for community colleges is critical. It is pointed out that the prospect for the immediate future, for Federal support of community colleges, is bleak. The Federal government has recommended no funding for Title X (a) or (b) and no funding for any of the programs designed to reinforce community colleges. There is evidence of a shift in perspective within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare away from any support for planning, programs, or institutions and towards restricted forms of student aid. Likewise, state aid, although more than federal aid for junior colleges, is less than the yearly increase in students. Another factor detrimental to community college development is the aspiration of some two-year institutions to become four-year colleges. If community colleges are to continue existing, they must attract funds; in order to do this, they must become centers for life-long learning. Six steps are discussed for attracting funds. (CK)
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Note: Speech presented to the National Council of State Directors of Community/Junior Colleges, July 6, 1973, Newport, R.I.