ERIC Number: ED455866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Public Policy and Community Colleges... Challenges Yet Unmet.
Walker, Sherry Freeland, Ed.
State Education Leaders, v16 n2 Spr-Sum 1998
This issue of State Education Leader titled "Public Policy and Community Colleges" focuses on issues of importance to community colleges. The highlighted articles in this issue discuss current legislation and reform that has impacted community colleges. In "Challenges Yet Unmet," Katherine Boswell discusses how state policy leaders look to community colleges to solve pressing policy challenges. In "Connecting the Poor to Jobs," David Jenkins and Joan Fitzgerald outline policy options that state policy makers can use to encourage community colleges connect their students with future jobs. Sarah Rubin and George Autry in "Rural Community Colleges: Catalysts for Economic Renewal" discuss how rural community colleges merit attention from policy makers, and in "Welfare Reform: Opportunity or Obstacle?" Michael Allen discusses the impact of welfare reform on the community college. Other articles include: (1) "Enhancing Faculty Productivity: A State Prospective" by James Palmer; (2) "Technology Planning: State and System Issues" by James R. Mingle and Sandra S. Ruppert; (3) "Fostering Student Retention and Success" by James Palmer; (4) "Shared Governance in Community Colleges" by Richard L. Alfred; and (5) "Improving Policy To Increase Transfer" by Tronie Rifkin. (LD)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Administration, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Institutional Mission, Public Policy, State School District Relationship, Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Center for Community College Policy.
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