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ERIC Number: ED307010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
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A College for a Community: A President's Perspective of Montgomery College, 1966-1979.
Strasser, William C., Jr.
The history of Montgomery College from 1966 to 1979 is traced in this guide to the personal archival collection of the individual who served as Acting President and then President during that period. Introductory comments trace the major changes that Montgomery College underwent between 1966 and 1979, including its administrative separation from the county public school system, its transition from a junior college to a comprehensive community college, and its change from a single-campus to a multi-campus college. Subsequent sections examine: (1) the problems faced by Montgomery Junior College in June 1966, including a lack of continuity in administration and policy, inadequate staffing, and poor funding; (2) the immediate priorities of the college's Acting President, with respect to solving short-term problems and developing a long-term perspective; (3) the President's nine goals for the development of the college, which concerned access to education, participative decision making, community needs assessment, institutional promotion, diversification of programs and services, increase of college salaries and benefits, faculty tenure policies, and community service; (4) the factors that affected the accomplishment of these goals, including legislative actions, citizen activism, collective bargaining, and inflation; and (5) the roles and relationships of the various components of the college community, including the board of trustees, the central administrative offices, the Takoma Park, Germantown, and Rockville campuses, and the division of community services. Endnotes cite particular college documents referred to in the text. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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