ERIC Number: ED433897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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Focus Session Keynote Presentation on Student Development.
Nunley, Charlene R.
This address focuses upon the expected increases in enrollments of traditional college students in the first decade of the 21st Century, and the impact of this increase on community colleges is discussed. Much recent activity and research at community colleges have focused on adult education, workforce development, technological advancement and distance learning. Colleges need to also devote resources to meeting the needs of traditional college students. By 2007-8, it is predicted that there will be a 23 percent increase in high school graduates. This could lead to an additional 2 million traditional-age students in higher education. In order to provide service to this population, community colleges should: (1) plan for expanded uses of classrooms, parking services and other campus facilities; (2) address future faculty and staffing needs to instruct these students and consider impacts of faculty retirement and public school staffing requirements; (3) evaluate the student support needs of traditional students; (4) be prepared for a highly diverse student population; and (5) create real, substantial, dynamic partnerships with our school systems. Specific planning recommendations include reviewing state higher education capacities; evaluating schools and community colleges and interrelated systems; analyzing faculty hiring needs; comprehensively reviewing student support services; and carefully planning facilities. The document includes qualitative findings from focus groups with students enrolled in remedial education classes in Maryland colleges. (RDG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland