ERIC Number: ED409944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Literary Magazines at Community Colleges: Their Forms and Impact.
MacDougall, Bonnie M.
In preparation for the possible establishment of a literary magazine at New Jersey's Bergen Community College (BCCC), a study was conducted to gather information on the forms and impact of such magazines at other New Jersey community colleges. Two journals were reviewed: the Journal of New Jersey Poets (JNJP), edited by faculty from the County College of Morris, and The Kelsey Review (TKR), sponsored by Mercer County Community College. The biannual JNJP prints poems, short essays, and artwork from individuals in New Jersey, while the annual TKR publishes material exclusively from people living and working in Mercer County. Questionnaires were distributed to humanities faculty at the colleges to determine the impact of the journals. For the JNJP, 12 of the college's humanities faculty returned questionnaires, with 7 indicating that they read the publication regularly and 8 that they discussed the journal with colleagues. Ten of the faculty praised the benefits of having such a journal associated with the college. For TKR, seven of the college's humanities faculty responded, with four indicating that they read the journal regularly and several citing prestige as a benefit of publishing the journal. Based on responses and opinion expressed by BCCC faculty, it was recommended that on on-line workshop and journal be implemented at the college to help faculty remain connected to their disciplines. The faculty questionnaires are appended. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Mid-Career Fellowship Program.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey