ERIC Number: ED206337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
State Legislation Affecting Community and Junior Colleges, 1980. Report No. 37.
Martorana, S. V.; Broomall, James K.
Based upon a survey of the community and junior college state directors in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, this five-part report presents an analytical and descriptive review of state legislation affecting community colleges. Part I discusses study methodology and describes the two survey instruments--one soliciting information on relevant legislation enacted or proposed during 1979 and another requesting supplementary information on the statewide coordination of lifelong learning programs. Part II analyzes findings as they relate to legislation in seven topical areas: (1) financial matters, such as appropriations and capital funds; (2) administrative affairs, for example, those dealing with governing boards and institutional research; (3) procedures and regulations regarding physical facilities and their construction; (4) institutional expansion and name changes; (5) personnel benefits and collective bargaining; (6) student services and tuition; and (7) curriculum, accreditation, and certification. Part III analyzes the legislative intent of the bills affecting community colleges, and Part IV presents summary conclusions, noting, among other findings, the emphasis on institutional or local control. The report concludes with an analysis of the directors' responses regarding the statewide coordination of lifelong learning programs. Abstracts of relevant 1980 state legislation are appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.