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ERIC Number: ED139470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-6
Pages: 10
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Myths and Facts on Community Colleges.
Berg, Rodney
This paper reviews several problems currently facing community colleges which threaten to diminish their vitality. The notion that the community college needs to be a "full partner in higher education" is detracting from acceptance of the community college's unique role. Student-centeredness seems to be giving way to faculty- and staff-centeredness. Fiscal exigencies are causing the community college to glory in its past rather than to forge ahead with imagination. Coordination, regionalizing, the meeting of state standards, and raises in tuition are debunking the myth that the community college is a low-cost, near-at-home people's college. Yet, despite these and other problems, there are exemplary activities occurring on every community college campus which prove that the community college is still healthy and moving, and that, in an evolving way, it will adjust to current difficulties. (JDS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Illinois Community College Presidents' Workshop (St. Charles, Illinois, May 5-7, 1977)