ERIC Number: ED128034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Affirmative Action--The State Level Scene: A Study of Positions Responsible for Affirmative Action in State Level Agencies for Community Colleges.
Clampitt, Joyce A.; Bender, Louis W.
This document reports the results of a 1976 survey of state level agencies for community colleges. The purpose of the study was to (1) determine which state community college agencies have staff positions responsible for equal employment/affirmative action; and (2) to identify the nature, role, and responsibilities of the position. Forty states were surveyed; 87.5% responded. Results of the survey indicate that 26 state community college agencies have a position responsible for equal opportunity/affirmative action, although in 17 of the 26 states, the positions are also responsible for other administrative areas. Establishment of the position resulted from legislative mandate in 5 states, direction of the agency head in 15 states, federal action in 4 states, and executive order in 2 states. From the survey data, a profile of incumbents in these positions is presented and, although the nature, role and responsibilities of the position vary widely from state to state, the incumbents are categorized as coordinators, administrators, consultants, liaison agents, monitors, and/or facilitators. A brief introduction defines the legislative, judicial, and historical bases of affirmative action in higher education and state-level involvement in affirmative action/equal opportunity. (JDS)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Community Colleges, Coordinators, Federal State Relationship, Job Analysis, National Surveys, State Agencies, State Officials, Two Year Colleges
State and Regional Higher Education Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State and Regional Higher Education Center, Florida.; North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.