ERIC Number: ED273346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Access versus Selectivity in the Community College. Horizons Issues Monograph Series.
Southerland, Arthur R.
Stressing the importance of proper management and careful integration of instructional and support programs, this monograph argues that access and selectivity in the community college can complement and temper each other. Chapter I offers a brief historical overview of the relationship between access and selectivity in American higher education, focusing upon the community college. Definitions of access, selectivity, assessment, evaluation, success, standards, excellence, student potential, and self-concept are presented in chapter II. Chapter III explores indicators of access and selectivity, focusing on institutional statements of philosophy, mission, and objectives; geography and delivery systems; curricula; student services; faculty; costs; and students. The prognosis for the changing dominance of access and selectivity is discussed in chapter IV, along with views concerning action needed for revitalizing the community college. Finally, chapter V provides a summary. A 10-page list of references concludes the document. (LAL)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Equal Education, Open Enrollment, Selective Admission, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges Publication Sales, 80 South Early St., Alexandria, VA 22304 ($10.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Council of Universities and Colleges.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.