ERIC Number: ED104457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Policy Primer for Community-Based Community Colleges: Report of the 1974 Assembly of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (Warrenton, Virginia, November 14-16, 1974.
Schenkman, Carolyn R., Ed.
The 1974 Assembly of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) started with the assumption that the basic mission of the community college is inseparably tied to the interests and needs of its community. Assembly members focused their attention on how community colleges can overcome restraints and barriers inhibiting the development and provision of performance-oriented community-based postsecondary education. In this report, Hans Spiegel presents an analytical framework for community needs assessment; Benjamin Wygal analyzes where community colleges are now and suggests how they can translate community perceptions into their objectives; and James Farmer and Tallman Trask describe the current uses of outcomes measurement by community colleges, discuss the three major forces affecting institutional funding in the future, and present a series of short survey questionnaires which can be used to measure student attitudes, characteristics, and motivations. Following these reports, William Shannon reviews the problems highlighted by the Assembly and presents the policy recommendations they made. These problems and policies are concerned with mission-commitment, college-community relations, new delivery systems, students-clients-learners, staff-instruction, special programs, financial aid-support, problem identification, assessment-evaluation, flexibility-adaptability, relationships with other agencies, and the role of the AACJC. (DC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Role, Community Services, Competency Based Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Inservice Education, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Research, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, School Community Relationship, Student Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.