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ERIC Number: ED140872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Public Community Colleges in Alaska: A Report of Public Hearings.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
This report presents the findings and conclusions of a study conducted to determine whether the ten Alaska community colleges should remain as part of the University of Alaska governance structure or should be constituted as an independent system with their own administrative structure and governing board. To investigate this question the Commission developed a summary of the present community college structure, reviewed the state-level administrative structures most commonly in use in other states, identified seven alternative approaches for the governance of community colleges in Alaska, and held a series of public hearings to obtain input from students, faculty, and college officials. The Commission concluded that while the community colleges should remain as part of the University of Alaska structure, administrative procedures should be streamlined and substantially greater decision-making authority should be delegated to college chief administrators and policy advisory councils in the areas of budget development and personnel. Included in the report are community college statistical data, organizational charts of the postsecondary education systems in other states grouped by six identified types, graphic representations of the alternatives for Alaska, and a summary of opinions expressed in the public hearings. (JDS)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Centralization, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Coordination, Enrollment, Governance, Governing Boards, Institutional Autonomy, Organization, Postsecondary Education, Power Structure, State Agencies, State Boards of Education, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska