ERIC Number: ED213462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Community Colleges: A Report to the Twelfth Alaska State Legislature by the Community College Interim Committee. Volume I.
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
Results of a study of the role, governance, and future direction of the community colleges of the University of Alaska are detailed in this report. Chapter I describes the purpose and methodology of the study and presents an overview of the community college system. Chapter II gives the legislative history of the Alaska community college movement. Chapter III describes the mission of the community colleges, and Chapter IV provides a profile of the ten community colleges currently operating, covering enrollment, faculty, curricula, community service programs, and library acquisitions. Existing governance structures for the community colleges in the United States and alternative governance structures for Alaska are delineated in Chapter V, while Chapter VI discusses the role of college policy advisory councils. Chapter VII summarizes the testimony of public hearings conducted as part of the study. Chapter VIII contains the results of a student survey undertaken to determine student awareness of and concern with college governance issues. Chapter IX contains recommendations to the state legislature regarding governance, funding formulas, criteria for establishing community colleges, policy advisory councils, articulation with four-year colleges, expansion of services, curriculum, and evaluation. Data tables are presented throughout the report and appendices offer material relevant to institutional goals and governance. (Author/KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska