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ERIC Number: ED136859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Pages: 18
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John Wood Community College: The Contractual Common Market Concept.
Heath, Paul R.
This paper describes the philosophy and operation of John Wood Community College (JWCC), located in Illinois, which uses neighboring private and proprietary colleges in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa to provide instructional and support services for its students. Currently, six schools have contractual relationships with JWCC, with the result that students of JWCC are able to select from among nearly 700 unique liberal arts and vocational-technical course sections each semester. Each student enrolling at JWCC individually plans his educational program with a counselor and then selects from among the "common market" colleges those courses which will lead him to achievement of his educational objective. The JWCC student attending a class at any of the cooperating institutions is treated in the same manner as "native" students and has access to the activities and facilities of the cooperating schools. In addition to the courses offered through the common market colleges, JWCC maintains its own open learning center wherein developmental as well as college-level self-paced mastery courses are available. JWCC also has an ambitious outreach/community service program. While the advantages of the JWCC program are many, there still remain challenges which this innovative college must meet and solve. (JDS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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