ERIC Number: ED433861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Community College Governance Case Studies.
Tollefson, Terrence A.
This paper consists of several short essays on seven different state community colleges. The first essay, entitled, "Michigan Community Colleges: Is Proposal 'A' Harmful or Helpful?" explains how Proposal A was initiated to provide local property tax relief to homeowners and to equalize funding of rich and poor public K-12 school districts. The proposal's effects are also discussed. The second essay, entitled, "Colorado Community Colleges Make Big Gains Through Restructuring and Leadership," attributes the success of Colorado community colleges in obtaining large increases in state appropriations to a combination of unified state-level authority and an effective new state president. The third essay, entitled "Nebraska Community Colleges Respond to Local Property Tax Reductions," includes state appropriations and provisions of the revised law LB269 drafted by Nebraska community colleges. The fourth essay, entitled "Florida Community Colleges: The Best of Both Worlds," explains how this college system has no local property taxes, but contains a moderate sense of local autonomy. The fifth essay, entitled "New Jersey Community Colleges: An Experiment in Increased Local Autonomy," presents the New Jersey Higher Education Restructuring Act of 1994, and the effects of that Act. The sixth essay, entitled "Texas Community Colleges," describes state operating support since the 1988-89 school year. The seventh essay, entitled "Wisconsin Technical College System Emphasizes Technology and Workforce Training," includes an overview of the technical college system and related financial concerns. (Each essay contains references.) (AS)
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