ERIC Number: ED263933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-3
Reference Count: 0
Statutory Approaches to Educational Excellence.
Terrey, John N.
Recently, a large number of state and national reports have focused on the issue of excellence in education. While none of these reports spotlights the community college, both those dealing with K-12 education and postsecondary education have implications for two-year colleges, especially as they relate to high school graduation requirements; college admission standards; and remedial, and adult basic education programs. Thus far, the major concern of the legislators has been teacher education, an issue on which several states have taken action. Additional areas more specifically related to community colleges that are likely to be the focus of legislative attention include: (1) financial support for special thrusts like engineering, service, and high technology, and for economic development projects in specialized fields, rather than for decreasing class size and increasing faculty salaries; (2) structural changes in the governance of higher education; (3) the role and mission of the community colleges; and (4) actions to abolish or modify the tenure system. As legislators begin to address these issues, a strong leadership is needed to define and shape the role of the community colleges. (EJV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Speech delivered before the Academy on State Legislation (Denver, CO, October 3, 1985).