ERIC Number: ED455863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-23
Baccalaureate Education in the Community College Setting.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools reports on the Task Force on Baccalaureate Education in the Community College Setting. This particular report is in response to a 1998 request from a community college to have its accreditation extended to a few competency-based programs leading to a Bachelor of Applied Technology. The Board of Trustees responded to this precedent-setting request by: (1) creating a special team to monitor the development and delivery of this first competency degree program and postponing making a decision on extending accreditation to the program--the Board will consider the request after the graduation of the first cohort of students; and (2) calling for the establishment of a Task Force to study the changing contexts of baccalaureate education in the community college setting. The Task Force made four recommendations: (1) that the commission consider requests for some B.A. degree programs in community colleges; (2) that the commission apply established criteria in the consideration of these requests; (3) that the commission develop guidelines and good practices for unique institutional situations to inform decision-making and team evaluations; and (4) that the commission consider developing a third-party, quality review program appropriate for higher education centers. (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Bachelors Degrees, College Credits, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Degree Requirements, General Education, Graduation Requirements, Peer Evaluation, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study
For full text: http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
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