ERIC Number: ED355990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Upper-Division Collegiate Offerings on Community College Campuses: A Preliminary Report to the National Council of State Directors of Community & Junior Colleges.
Martorana, S. V.
A study was conducted of state-level administrators of community colleges to examine the practice of baccalaureate degree-granting colleges and universities offering courses and programs of upper-division collegiate credit at community colleges. A two-part, open-ended question was developed to determine the level of practice and the extent of interest raised by the issue as well as whether or not there was a stated policy bearing on the activity. The survey was circulated to the community college directors of each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Northern Marianas, and Guam as part of an annual call for information on actions of the legislatures regarding community colleges. Usable responses were received from 33 states. This preliminary report of the findings indicates that for 13 states, the majority of respondents, there exists some practice but no relevant policy. Six states had notable practice and some policy. Five states had neither upper-division courses offered at community colleges nor any relevant policy. Both Florida and Hawaii have high rates of practice, though Hawaii has a stronger policy on the issue. North Carolina was unique in that it had no practice and a strong policy against the practice. Three locations stand out for their use of the community college as a pivotal place for offering upper-division programs by four-year institutions: Rochester, Minnesota, in connection with the Rochester University Center; McComb, Michigan, where McComb Community College provides housing for upper-level institutions; and Bend, Oregon, where Central Oregon Community College utilizes a consortium approach to offering upper-division credit. (MAB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Advanced Courses, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Institutional Cooperation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, National Surveys, Program Content, Research Design, Statewide Planning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Council of State Directors of Community-Junior Colleges.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.