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ERIC Number: ED100474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Pages: 28
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Alternate Forms of Graduate Education for Community College Staff: A Descriptive Review.
O'Banion, Terry
This paper describes the major types of university graduate programs now underway for the professional education of community college administrators, counselors, and instructors. On the basis of the implications of these existing programs, he makes nine recommendations to graduate schools considering new programs for community college staff. These recommendations are: (1) graduate education must be offered at the convenience of the student; (2) alternative Ph.D. or D.A.T. degrees must be explored; (3) all learning experiences should have practical applications; (4) graduate programs must provide for personal, as well as intellectual, development; (5) students must be given more responsibility for determining their objectives and programs of study and for evaluating their progress; (6) graduate education should be open to professionals who have proven themselves on the job or to students whose interests and abilities may be different from those who choose to matriculate on campus in traditional programs; (7) there should be less emphasis on grades and the accumulation of credits as measures of program completion (8) technologically innovative educational delivery systems should be used; and (9) graduate programs should work in close cooperation with community colleges. (DC)
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Note: Prepared for the Conference on Graduate Education and the Community Colleges, sponsored by the National Board on Graduate Education (Warrenton, Virginia, November 11-12, 1974)