ERIC Number: ED285620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Access to Quality Undergraduate Education in the Two-Year College: A Report to the Southern Regional Education Board by Its Commission for Educational Quality.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
A series of recommendations is presented by the Southern Regional Education Board to suggest specific ways that two-year colleges can better serve their students. Introductory sections discuss the importance of two-year colleges within higher education; problems facing undergraduate education (e.g., undergraduate study and degrees lack meaning, the "quality gap" between selective and less selective institutions has widened over the past few years, and the effects of open admissions have not been addressed squarely); and the need for stronger placement policies for students entering college. Next, 24 recommendations are presented in the areas of: (1) student assessment and placement in associate degree programs; (2) the establishment of linkages between two-year colleges and high schools through a joint coordinating structure; (3) the effectiveness of programs in the two-year colleges; (4) the improvement of undergraduate education for the transfer student; (5) the strengthening of collaboration and communication between faculty from two-year colleges and senior institutions; and (6) the improvement of cooperation between two- and four-year colleges. (EJV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: For an earlier report, see ED 260 662.