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ERIC Number: ED110145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-20
Pages: 47
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Rationale for Adopting Legislation in Support of Divisions of Continuing Education and Community Services in the Massachusetts Community College System.
Cotoia, Anthony M.
Instructional, administrative, and support services for adult evening education in Massachusetts community colleges are totally supported by tuition paid by enrolled students. On the other hand, day divisions of these colleges are supported by taxation and paid for by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Thus, an adult evening division student pays twice the tuition of his day division counterpart, while a part of his tax dollar supports the day student's education. This situation has been brought about by the interpretation of the 1963 law authorizing evening classes "provided such classes are operated at no expense to the Commonwealth." Because evening Divisions of Continuing Education and Community Services carry out the goals and missions of the community college, the indirect cost for administrative and supportive services could be funded through the state appropriated budget within the guidelines of existing legislation. Direct costs, e.g. faculty salaries, would continue to be funded through tuition-generated income. This report includes a summary of the proceedings of a June, 1974 meeting of Massachusetts Deans of Continuing Education and Community Services, tables of tuition charges and enrollments for 15 community college evening divisions, and a line item budget for one such division. (NHM)
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts