ERIC Number: ED301242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Future of the Community College.
Community colleges are faced with a web of related needs, such as greater flexibility, improved cooperation, stronger community-based institutions, long-term planning, and quality leadership. As the end of the century approaches, these needs and the challenge to build and strengthen community life represent great challenges for community colleges. By the year 2010: (1) students of color will make up a large percentage of the two-year college population; (2) colleges will increasingly become involved in community affairs; (3) colleges will not only enroll more students of color, but will assure that they are empowered for success; (4) students will be carefully oriented to the college setting; (5) increasing priority will be given to the development and employment of top quality faculty, and to increasing the number of role models, faculty and administrators who are Black, Hispanic, and Asian; (6) the top curriculum priority will be language and the development of communication skills; (7) core curricula will be developed; and (8) every state will have developed coherent collegiate student transfer agreements, coordinated academic calendars, common course numbering, and sequential curriculum planning. These are only a few of the factors to be considered in recreating community, technical, and junior colleges for the next generation. (AJL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the COMBASE Conference, "Responsive Leadership in a Global Community" (Portland, OR, September 11-13, 1988).