ERIC Number: ED103071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Colleges Responses to Community Demands; The Community College in Challenging Times.
Cohen, Arthur M.; And Others
This work, designed as a sequel to "A Constant Variable" (Cohen and Associates, 1971), is intended for the same audience--administrators, trustees, counselors, and instructors in community colleges, university professors of higher education, and graduate students preparing for work in community colleges. The book describes the external and internal pressures operating on community colleges. The external pressures are societal forces such as state-level commission and coordinating councils that mandate institutional roles, financial structures, and curriculum and instructional patterns. The internal pressures are the preexisting institutional forms and the personal predelictions of the staff and students. Attention is focused on the intersection of these pressures, the points where external forces meet internal counterpressures. The book is arranged in three parts: (1) Social Forces Intrude (State Influence Grows; Collective Bargaining Impinges on Management; Free Tuition Faces Its Doom; Affirmative Action Arises); (2) Institutions Respond (Reduction in Force and the Seniority System; Expanding the Market; Community Development: Impossible Dream?; Experimental College Venture); and (3) Faculty Persevere (Understanding the Faculty; Increasing Job Satisfaction; Relating Tenure, Evaluation, Faculty Development; The Open Door; How Much Is Enough?). (Author/DC)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, College Role, Community Development, Experimental Colleges, Faculty Evaluation, Job Satisfaction, Reduction in Force, Social Attitudes, Social Responsibility, State Government, State Legislation, Tenure, Tuition, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Jossey-Bass, Incorporated, Publishers, 615 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California 94111 ($8.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: For a related document, see ED 055 580