ERIC Number: ED340446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Community College Movement and Mission. An Overview of the University of Kentucky Community College System, Part One.
Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Community Coll. System.
The Commission to Study the Future of Community Colleges in Kentucky was established in 1988 to review the accomplishments of the Kentucky Community College System (KCCS), to assess its current status, and to provide direction for the KCCS towards the year 2000. Developed as part of a collection of articles and reports on the KCCS for use by the Commission in its work, this report examines the national community college movement and mission, the Kentucky community college movement and mission, and the mission and objectives currently stated in the KCCS catalog; lists questions for discussion by the Commission; presents state legislative statutes relating to the KCSS; and includes KCCS policy materials. The opening section on the national community college movement reviews the work of William Rainey Harper to establish the first community college and discusses the work of the Truman and Carnegie Commissions. The second section examines the emergence of the KCCS in 1962, reviews the reasons for it being placed under the control of the state university system, and lists the 14 colleges in the KCCS including the dates they were established. Next, the report reviews the three legislatively mandated functions of the KCCS, which include: providing career-oriented programs, curricula for the first 2 years of a baccalaureate program, and general education opportunities for the public. The remaining sections list nine questions for discussion by the Commission concerning the mission and emphasis of the KCCS; present the revised Kentucky legislative statutes relating to the establishment of the KCCS; and include a KCCS policy statement and policy manual. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Community Coll. System.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky