ERIC Number: ED192850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-7
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Community College State Associations.
Clemans, Bettie; And Others
In order to determine if paid professional staff should be added to its organization, the Arizona Association of District Governing Boards conducted a study involving: (1) a review of the literature concerning state associations for community college presidents and trustees; and (2) a survey of these organizations within the 25 states that, like Arizona, provide community colleges with locally elected or appointed governing boards. The objectives of the study were to examine the organization and staffing patterns of the state associations and to determine the range of activities engaged in by those organizations with paid professional staff. Major findings indicate that associations within states having a large number of colleges were more likely to hire professional staff. The activities engaged in by these professionals varied with the size of the budget, but centered around six categories: arranging state association meetings and conferences; coordinating and/or conducting professional development workshops; directing annual orientation sessions for newly appointed governing board members; preparing informational newsletters; serving as a liaison with other state educational constituencies; and monitoring legislation. The survey report presents summary conclusions and brief descriptions of the community college system in each of the 25 states examined. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona Community Coll. Presidents Council, Phoenix.; Arizona Association of District Governing Boards, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Arizona Coordinating Council on Resource Development.