ERIC Number: ED316285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar-8
Reference Count: N/A
Accountability/Flexibility. Economic Development and Work Force Preparation. Transferability.
North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Board of Governors.; North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.
This series of discussion papers presents the respective positions of the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges (NCSBCC), the North Carolina State Board of Education (NCSBE), and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors (UNCBG) regarding several educational issues facing the state. The first set of papers focuses on accountability and flexibility. The NCSBBC stresses the joint responsibility of all three boards for ensuring the common goals of literacy, transferability, and the wise use of resources. The NCSBE's paper supports increased flexibility for local school systems, the Department of Public Instruction, and itself; addresses the "governance problem" in public education; and advocates national educational goals and expectations. The UNCBG focuses on the resources necessary for the support of public education and the measures needed to insure an effective and productive use of these resources. The second group of papers deals with economic development and work force preparation. The NCSBCC discusses responses to the changing marketplace, areas of mutual concern and cooperation, and strategies to field a competently trained work force. The NCSBE presents its goal of insuring that all high school graduates possess the necessary academic foundation and work and study habits to enter the work force. The UNCBG addresses the university's contributions to economic development in terms of instruction, research, and public service programs. The final set of papers deals with issues related to the transferability of education, skills, and training. The NCSBCC's discussion focuses on community colleges' articulation with high schools and universities, transfer programs, and the "tech prep" initiative. The NCSBE's concerns relate to the need of large numbers of high school graduates for remedial education at the college level, the need for adequate guidance, and dual enrollment programs. The UNCBG underscores the importance of maintaining minimum admissions requirements while increasing student flow to the university. (WBT)
Descriptors: Accountability, Board of Education Policy, College School Cooperation, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, School Business Relationship, State Boards of Education, Student Attrition, Technical Education, Transfer Policy, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Board of Governors.; North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, Raleigh.; North Carolina State Board of Education, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina