ERIC Number: ED119766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Oakton Community College Papers on the Cluster Concept.
Koehnline, William A.; Irlen, Harvey S.
Oakton Community College is organized into four learning clusters, each comprising a group small enough to maintain "recognizability" and a sense of belonging. Each cluster has approximately 600 FTE students, 30 full-time faculty members, one learning resource faculty member, three counselors, and its own dean. The first of these reports, "A Minority Report on Academic Structure in the Community College" by the President of Oakton, details the administrative structure of these clusters and compares it in terms of costs to taxpayers and advantages to students and faculty with the traditional department or division structure found at most other colleges. The second report, "A Cluster College Grows Up" by a learning cluster dean, presents a five-year history of the college and its dedication to experimentation and the cluster concept. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakton Community Coll., Morton Grove, IL.