ERIC Number: ED100415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education in Alaska. A Report with Special Reference to the Community Colleges, Submitted to the Interim Committee on Higher Education, Alaska Legislature.
McLean Associates, Juneau, AK.
This study builds on a previous report, Higher Education in Alaska, commissioned by the Alaskan Legislature in 1972. Suggestions and recommendations made in that initial report and the subsequent actions taken on them make up the body of the discussion. Along with a review of organizational and budgeting matters, of special interest is the discussion of the Alaskan community colleges, which are part of the University of Alaska system. The community colleges have emerged from university extension centers, and the philosophy of extension education is still influential in the new colleges. Although both transfer and career programs are available, funding for courses that are applicable to baccalaureate degrees is significantly easier to obtain. Occupational programs have not received as much emphasis as they need, and it seems desirable that vocational education be taken into the community college programs. Statewide planning and more specific attention by the regents is needed to make sure the community college system is organized for optimum efficiency and service. Toward that end, certain defined limits of autonomy must be allotted to the colleges to allow them to respond quickly to local needs. (MJK)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alaska State Legislature, Juneau.
Authoring Institution: McLean Associates, Juneau, AK.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska