ERIC Number: ED246945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Highlights and Overview of Actions in 1983 State Legislative Sessions Affecting Community and Two-Year Technical Colleges: A Report to the National Council of State Directors of Community and Junior Colleges.
Martorana, S. V.; Garland, Peter H.
Since 1975, the Center for the Study of Higher Education, the Pennsylvania State University, and the National Council of State Directors of Community and Junior Colleges have cooperated in an annual review of state legislation affecting two-year colleges. The purpose of the reviews has been to identify and analyze pertinent legislation throughout the United States and to probe the issues which attract public policy action and attention. An analysis of 1983 legislation, based on information provided by state officials in all 50 states and 4 U.S. territories, revealed that: (1) 1,127 pieces of legislation encompassing 1,198 relevant issues or topics were reported; (2) of these, 54.4% had been enacted, 23.9% were pending, and 21.7% were not enacted; (3) finances and administrative issues were the major legislative concerns, representing 29.6% and 28.3% of the legislation introduced, respectively; (4) 17.4% dealt with personnel questions, with the most frequently addressed issue being employment benefits; (5) the amount of legislation increased by 28.7% over 1982, showing a tenfold increase since reporting began in 1976; and (6) when state directors were asked to rank the importance of various pieces of legislation, financial issues comprised 37.2% of the items deemed important. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Council of State Directors of Community-Junior Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.