ERIC Number: ED251163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Facing the Challenges of the Future: The 1984 Presidents Academy Award Addresses. AACJC Leadership Bookshelf Series, Number 2.
Tyree, Larry W.; And Others
These four addresses by community college presidents and chancellors were selected for recognition by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges' Presidents Academy. After an introduction by Larry W. Tyree, "Interrelationship of Career and Technical Programs with the Humanities," by Rose M. Channing, traces recent trends in vocational and humanities education, arguing that a true interrelationship of the technologies and humanities will recognize the purity of each, yet mix and match to yield desirable student outcomes. Donald H. Godbold's address, "Opportunities for Progress and Change in a Period of Economic Stress," identifies areas of needed change for community colleges, including the identification of student goals and needs, articulation with other educational segments, partnerships with the private sector, and the use of advanced technologies. In "Excellence and Innovation in Higher Education: Implications for Community Colleges," Richard K. Greenfield reviews responses of two-year college leaders to "A Nation at Risk" and argues that community colleges should take the offensive to bridge the ideals of equity and excellence. Finally, "Community Colleges: We Must Act to Shape Our Future," by Robert Parilla, reviews the challenges facing two-year college leaders, advocates a clearer definition and communication of the strengths of community colleges, and recommends greater political involvement. (LAL)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Humanities Instruction, Speeches, Technological Advancement, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, National Center for Higher Education, Suite 410, One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.