ERIC Number: ED100465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership at the Crossroads: Community Colleges in New York State, 1972.
Martorana, S. V.
Since 1948, the locus of leadership, control, and management of the community colleges of New York has been vested in a three-tiered structural arrangement--the local institutional board of trustees and local sponsor, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York (SUNY), and the Board of Regents. Article 126, the Community College Law, which established this tri-partite structure, now needs revision in two directions. It must clarify the powers and duties of local trustees vis-a-vis local sponsors; local sponsors presently tend to usurp powers proper to trustees. And, it must clarify the distinctions between the State Board's roles and duties as the governing board of SUNY and as a coordinating state-level board for community colleges; the blurring of these roles and duties leads the State Board to forget that the community colleges are not integral parts of the State University and that they cannot be treated as such. The Regents should act to effect these changes, but the main burden for legislative change will rest on the local trustees themselves. The main locus of governance must be retained by strong local boards of trustees and they must stand up for their rights and for what they know is best for their institutions. (DC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York