ERIC Number: ED297802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Community Colleges at the Crossroads. Summary Report [and] Proceedings of a Legislative Workshop (Eugene, Oregon, September 28, 1985).
Lenth, Charles; Romero, Martha
Presented are a summary and proceedings of a workshop on community college issues of legislative concern. The summary report begins with Patrick Callan's paper, "The Question of Mission," which assesses the changing role of community colleges in the western states. The remainder of the report highlights the key points of the formal presentations and considers alternatives for action with respect to: (1) access to education for student populations exhibiting increasing diversity in age and ethnicity, greater needs for basic remedial education, and higher levels of prior educational attainment; (2) the need for community colleges to identify their distinct contributions to local and state economies in order to more effectively meet changing job requirements and industry needs; and (3) conflicting demands for institutional accountability reflected in changing state expectations and community needs. The proceedings includes opening comments by Phillip Sirotkin, John Kitshaber, and Martha Romero; and the text of the presentations by Richard C. Richardson, Jr., and Helen Sommers on access; Jim Scherer and Myrna Harrison on economic development; and Bruce Hugo and John Terrey on accountability. Summaries of the small group discussions on each of these topics are presented, as well as the concluding comments of Thomas Gonzales, Patrick Callan, and Louise Ryckman. Lists of the legislators and other participants attending the workshop are provided in both publications. (AJL)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, College Role, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Government School Relationship, Job Training, School Community Relationship, State Legislation, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80301 (publication numbers 2A149--Proceedings, and 2A150--Summary).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, New York, NY.; Amoco Foundation, Inc., Chicago, IL.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO.