ERIC Number: ED219121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
State Legislation Affecting Community, Junior, and Two-Year Technical Colleges, 1981. Report No. 38.
Martorana, S. V.; Broomall, James K.
Based on a survey of state directors of community and junior college education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, this five-part report presents an analytical and descriptive review of 1981 state legislation affecting community colleges. Part I presents study methodology and describes the two survey instruments, one soliciting information on relevant legislation proposed or enacted during 1981 and the other requesting supplementary data on the statewide coordination of lifelong learning programs. Part II analyzes the findings as they relate to legislation in seven areas: (1) finance, covering topics such as appropriations and capital funds; (2) administration, discussing, for example, governing boards and policy formation; (3) construction and operation of physical facilities; (4) institutional expansion and name changes; (5) personnel benefits and collective bargaining, including information on faculty workload and provisions relating to students; (6) student rights, regulations, fees, and financial aid; and (7) academic programs, covering curriculum, accreditation, and certification. Part III analyzes the intent and impact of legislation on community colleges, providing a review of 1980 findings and a comparison with findings for 1978 and 1981. Part IV presents summary conclusions, and part V analyzes directors' responses regarding the statewide coordination of lifelong learning programs. Appendices include abstracts of relevant legislation and the survey instrument. (KL)
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Administration, Community Colleges, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Governance, Government Role, Lifelong Learning, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, State Action, State Aid, State Legislation, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.; National Council of State Directors of Community-Junior Colleges.