ERIC Number: ED205252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Focus on the Future Proceedings (Rockville, Maryland, February 22-23, 1980).
Parilla, Robert E.; And Others
Summaries are provided of the presentations made at Montgomery College's (MC's) two-day conference conducted to acquaint college trustees, staff, and students and the community with major issues likely to affect MC in the 1980's. First, six papers consider economic trends: "Implications of Economic Trends for Higher Education" by Susan Nelson; "Federal Support of Higher Education" by Charles Saunders; "The Maryland Financial Picture and Its Implications for Community College Finance" by Sheila Tolliver; "Economic Development Plans for Montgomery County" by Margaret Cudney; and "Transportation in Montgomery County in the 1980's" by John Clark and Kay Stevens. The next authors focus on changing social characteristics: Harold Hodgkinson looks at national demography, Drew Dedrick at Montgomery County, and David Armstrong at the MC student body. After Edward Gruson's and Lawrence Gladieux's papers on "The Role of Government in Higher Education," Kenneth Eble assesses the "Challenges Ahead" in teaching and learning; Jamison Gilder and Rexford Moon look at "The Adult Student in the 1980's," and Rufus Daniels explores "Manpower Needs in the 1980's." Finally, six authors discuss the role of the community college with regard to the following special population groups: the handicapped (Leslie Milk), returning women (Jeanne Fisher-Thompson), older Americans (Arthur Fleming), minority students (Lorenzo Morris and James Tschechtelin), and the international student (Valerie Woolston). (AYC)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Demography, Disabilities, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Females, Financial Support, Foreign Students, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship, Labor Needs, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Population Trends, Reentry Students, Regional Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD.