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ERIC Number: ED433880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 10
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How Can Multi-Campus Community Colleges Hold on to a Sense of Unity and Oneness?
Robinson, Shawn
This paper discusses fostering a sense of unity across multiple campuses of a community college. It defines multi-campus community colleges (M3C) as a community college district composed of more than one site where learning is to take place. Unity is considered the state at which the students, faculty, and staff on the various college campuses and sites have greater allegiance to the college than to the campus where most of their college experiences take place. Unity is the goal of many community colleges and can be illustrated through the hiring of college-wide personnel. Putting the college first and not having competition or animosity between campuses is oneness. The paper also addresses the question of how to make an M3C work effectively. The key ingredient of a successful M3C is communication. Everyone should desire and be able to acquire information about the many aspects of the college. To create cross-campus bonds, the college leadership must make an active and possibly intrusive effort to foster oneness. Teaching departments should be named and structured uniformly throughout the college. Students should be given activities, functions, and festivals throughout the year that are held at the various campuses. The paper looks at some problems of the M3C such as the lack of communication causing strife between campuses. Contains survey on multiple campus effectiveness and unity. (VWC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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