ERIC Number: ED294639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: 0
State Legislation and State Level Public Policy Affecting Community, Junior, and Two-Year Technical College Education, 1985. A Report to the National Council of State Directors of Community and Junior Colleges (NCSDCJC).
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 study to identify and analyze pertinent state legislation affecting two-year colleges throughout the United States, to examine the issues which attract public policy action and attention, and to identify trends. An analyis of 1983 legislation, based on information provided by 40 state officials in the 50 states and 4 U.S. territories, revealed that: (1) 37 states reported legislative actions affecting the two-year institutions, with range of 1 to 113 pieces of legislation; (2) 76% of the proposed 1985 legislation reported out of committee was passed; (3) common areas of legislative concern were finance, administration, personnel, students, and academic programs; (4) concern for quality was evident in the growing frequency of legislation dealing with academic programs; (5) only one state reported that a court decision affecting two-year institutions had been made; and (6) 14 states had recently taken action to alter or investigate the focus of the community colleges' mission. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.