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ERIC Number: ED346944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Prisoners of Elitism: The Community College's Struggle for Stature. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 78.
Dziech, Billie Wright, Ed.; Vilter, William R., Ed.
New Directions for Community Colleges, n78 Sum 1992
This issue of a quarterly journal, concerned with community colleges focuses on relations between community colleges and four-year institutions, their perceived differences in status, and approaches to overcoming those differences. The issue contains seven articles beginning with "Tradition and Transformation: Academic Roots and the Community College Future," by Gustavo A. Mellander and Bruce Robertson, which discusses new legislative and social realities that will help community college faculty assert their commitment to teaching. Article 2, "The Community College Unbound," by George B. Vaughan, explores the important contributions made by two-year colleges in the areas of research and publication. Next, "Establishing Equality in the Articulation Process," by Roger J. Barry and Phyllis A. Barry, advocates that community colleges become equal partners with the baccalaureate institutions in articulation efforts. The fourth article, "Accreditation and Transfer: Mitigating Elitism," by Carolyn Prager, suggests that the two-year college needs to become a more active partner in accreditation in order to improve transfer. Article 5, "Gaining Stature through Community College-University Consortia," by Gwen May and Al Smith, describes how consortia of universities and community colleges have enhanced community college prestige. The sixth article, "To Acquire Stature: To Thine Own Self Be True," by James O. Hammons, asks that community colleges work toward excellence to impress themselves, rather than universities. Finally, the seventh and last article, "Sources and Information: Community Colleges and Issues of Articulation and Quality," by Diane Hirshberg, presents a literature review of recent ERIC materials on community college-university cooperation in the areas of transfer, minority student programs, and quality. (JMC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Articulation (Education), College Faculty, College Role, Community Colleges, Consortia, Databases, Educational Quality, Elitism, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Prestige, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Jossey Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($15.95; year's subscription $48 individuals, $70 institutions).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.