ERIC Number: ED307012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov-22
Reference Count: N/A
Building Communities: A Vision for a New Century. AACJC National Teleconference Live via Satellite (Washington, DC, November 22, 1988). The American Seminar V Teleconference Workbook.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
In November 1988, the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC) conducted an interactive video teleconference via satellite from Washington, D.C., to encourage community college practitioners from across the country to examine the recommendations in the report of the Commission on the Future of Community Colleges, "Building Communities: A Vision for a New Century." This workbook was designed to accompany the teleconference. It includes a conference program, Ernest L. Boyer's overview of the Futures Commission's report, and a checklist that encourages participants to rate their institutions in terms of the Commission's recommendations concerning students, faculty, curriculum, instruction, college campus, community partnerships, leadership, and assessment. In addition, the workbook contains results from a survey of 150 prominent community college leaders who were asked to assign priority to the 63 recommendations made by the Commission. This section lists the top 20 recommendations for local colleges, which focus on such goals as good teaching, high quality faculty, and student assessment; state agencies, which relate to such issues as funding, economic development, and affirmative action; and the AACJC, which suggest activities in the areas of leadership development, equal opportunity for minorities and women, and institutional advancement. The next section offers brief descriptions of 7 state initiatives and 11 institutional initiatives responding to the Futures Commission's recommendations. Finally, excerpts from several speeches by Futures Commission members are presented. (ALB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.