ERIC Number: ED418761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Scholarship in the Community College System.
Ford, Kaya V. P.
This report asserts that the institutionalization of scholarship, namely research and professional development is essential to the future success of community colleges. However, at two-year institutions, there is no systematic planning or budgetary network for such activities, and the obstacles to performing research are many, including limited access to research materials, lack of support from colleagues, and lack of time. Two-year colleges must restructure their priorities to foster an environment of research and scholarship. They must adopt a new system that provides faculty time to pursue activities that enhance teaching and that institutionalizes such activities. The terms, research and scholarship must be redefined to encompass many activities that are already being performed at community colleges. Such expansion of these terms will favorably change the reputation of community colleges as institutions of higher learning and research. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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