ERIC Number: ED437076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-12
Emerging Patterns in State Level Community College Governance: A Status Report.
Tollefson, Terrence A.
As assessed in 1989, the prior quarter of a century had seen community colleges emerge from the shadow of elementary and secondary education governance. This document notes several changes in the types of state-level boards and agencies that coordinate or govern public community colleges. Between 1989 and 1996 the only net changes in state-level structures for community colleges were: the abolition of the State Board of Community Colleges in Maryland, and the substitution of the Maryland Higher Education Commission; the replacement of the New Jersey State Board of Higher Education with the Commission of Higher Education; and the listing of the South Dakota Board of Regents as the state-level board responsible for community colleges. The author states that the third edition of his book on state systems of community colleges will include considerable data regarding trends in governance, finance, educational assessment, accountability, and economic development. To some extent the third edition will contain information comparable to the 1980 national study on community college funding and accountability. The author expects that state-level community college functions in recent years have changed to a far greater degree than would be revealed by merely examining gross changes in state-level structures for community college governance. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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