ERIC Number: ED114132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Oregon Community Colleges: A Study of Their Administrations, Policies, and Impact on Their Communities. Report and Recommendations of the Community College Study Committee to the Foundation for Oregon Research and Education.
Foundation for Oregon Research and Education, Portland.
To evaluate the use of public tax dollars in the field of community college education in Oregon, five committees composed of business and professional leaders were established, each having responsibility for an area of emphasis: governance, finance, programs, community services, and students. In general, the comprehensive community college concept as defined by legislative statute is supported in this final study report. This concept includes: the three-part program classification of vocational/technical, lower division collegiate, and community education; the open admission policy; the present system of local autonomy within broad state policies and under the direction of a local district board; and the present general funding pattern of 50 percent from the state general fund, 30 percent from district property taxes, and 20 percent from student tuition. However, each committee makes a number of recommendations which can be implemented within present broad legislative guidelines: e.g., colleges should avoid or eliminate academic ranking of instructors; communication should be improved between the State Board of Education, the community colleges, the public, and legislators. Over half the document is devoted to appendices of data related to enrollment distribution and trends by program area, operating income and expenditures, and curriculum. (NHM)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Community Services, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Expenditure per Student, Governance, Government Role, Instructional Programs, Operating Expenses, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
Foundation for Oregon Research and Education, 222 S.W. Morrison, Portland, Oregon 97204 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Oregon Research and Education, Portland.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon