ERIC Number: ED402996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Response to "Working Group on Mission Differentiation Survey." Special Report 95.05.
Prepared in response to a survey designed to determine and differentiate the mission of New Jersey's Hudson County Community College (HCCC), this report describes the characteristics and operations of HCCC, presenting data in the form of responses to 10 survey questions. The 10 questions focus on the college's service area, admissions standards and policies, student body, participation in equal opportunity programs, curricular strengths, role in providing public services, role in conducting research and scholarship, programs offered in collaboration with other institutions, articulation agreements, and the use of distance learning and intercampus programming. Selected responses include the following: (1) HCCC serves a population of 553,099 people in 12 municipalities; (2) admission is available to all high school graduates, those with a GED certificate, and anyone 18 years or older; (3) in fall 1995, 60% of HCCC's students were female, 485 were Hispanic, 41% were under 22 years of age, and 59% were attending full-time; (4) services for disadvantaged students include tutoring, intensive summer seminars, counseling, cultural activities, and financial assistance; (5) curricular strengths include the Non-traditional, Open-entry/Open-exit, Weekend College (NOW), offering credit and non-credit classes on weekends and via videotape; (6) public services include programs to increase opportunities for minorities and females, participation by faculty and staff in local organizations, and the college's continuing education and community services programs; and (7) HCCC will implement distance learning in the 1996-97 academic year. (AJL)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Distance Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Mission, Institutional Research, Public Service, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson County Community Coll., Jersey City, NJ. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.