ERIC Number: ED172251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The University and the Community College: Responsibility as a Two-Way Street.
Bataille, Robert R.
If there is to be communication and mutual assistance between community colleges and universities, three myths about community colleges need to be dispelled: that they teach almost nothing but basic or remedial English, that no research is possible for those university people who study community college English programs or for community college instructors themselves, and that community college English programs are primarily oriented toward vocational/technical interests when they are not remedial. Behind the myths are varied, complex, and flexible community colleges. The university English department can be responsible to the community college English department by keeping the lines of communication open, by having training and internship programs for future community college English teachers, by initiating an exchange program for the faculties, and by offering course work and inservice workshops for community college instructors. The community college can assist the university by sharing its expertise on how to help the "new student" who is almost solely career oriented and how to cope with the problem of motivation for such new students. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (30th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 5-7, 1979)