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ERIC Number: ED086284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov-15
Pages: 14
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Planning for Community College Concerns.
Terrey, John N.
Community colleges, if they are to be an alternative in higher education, must establish a role for themselves different from traditional higher education. The 1202 Commission created by the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, in which State commissions coordinate planning of postsecondary institutions, represent a threat to this new role. The primary responsibility of the board of trustees is to see to it that the institutional programs and services are provided to the people who can benefit from them in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Trustees hold assets in trust; therefore neither students nor faculty, as beneficiaries of the trust, should serve as trustees. Trustees should not evaluate the results of a plan, since they should be part of the team that established the objectives and made the plan. Planning, which is a continuous process, and evaluation should emphasize effectiveness over efficiency. A strong trend exists on campuses toward collective bargaining, which may be destructive to the higher education process. The best approach to this problem is to find a way to make governance work so that collective bargaining is within the institution's governance structure. To achieve shared governance, the administrative structure and the governance structure, which have been isolated in community colleges, must be brought together. Shared governance also necessarily involves changes in leadership and decision-making. (KM)
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Note: Presented at the ICASB Annual Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa, November 15, 1973