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ERIC Number: ED135426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-23
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect External Agencies and Groups Have on the Operation of Central Florida Community College.
Pealer, Casius Henry, Jr.
A study was conducted in order to identify the names and types of external agencies and groups which have had an effect on Central Florida Community College (CFCC), to summarize the more important and far-reaching suggestions and requirements made by each identified agency/group, and to summarize the effects that agencies/groups have had on CFCC operations. Information was collected by means of a questionnaire administered during interviews with thirteen CFCC administrators. Identified agencies/groups were then classified as to whether they were federal agencies, national groups, state/regional agencies, state/regional groups, local agencies, or local groups. More than eighty agencies/groups were found to have had an involvement with CFCC. The U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Florida State Department of Education were found to have had the most pronounced influence on the college's operation. Additionally, other federal agencies exercised control over the college's operation, to the point of bringing about social change. It was noted that in nearly every instance, CFCC administrators had encouraged the involvement of external agencies with the college. It was recommended that top administrative officers should monitor external influences and should communicate to elected officials the effects of external agencies/groups on the college. (JDS)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Advisory Committees, Agency Role, Community Colleges, Federal Government, Government Role, Local Government, Organizations (Groups), Professional Associations, School Community Relationship, Social Influences, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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