ERIC Number: ED457886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
From Persuasion to Accommodation in Public Two-Year College Development.
Young, Raymond J.
This document, both a historical report and a personal narrative from a university professor, describes public two-year college development in the United States from the late 1940s to the end of the 1980s. Highlights include: (1) by 1950, the number of public two-year colleges (322) had become greater than the number of private ones (302); (2) by 1989 membership in the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges reached well over 1,100; (3) in 1950, there were professors of junior college education in only two universities-Washington State University with S.V. Martorana and the University of Texas, with C.C. Colvert and James Reynolds; (4) throughout the latter half of the 1950s and the early 1960s, where legislative enactments permitted the founding of public two-year colleges, citizens had to be convinced that they needed and should have a junior college; (5) by March 1960, grants were made to five universities for the development of doctoral-level graduates programs for two-year college leadership; and (6) in spite of admonitions in the late 1950s that state-level planning for public two-year college development was a state responsibility and that establishment should be preceded by an adequate study of needs for programs and conditions pertaining to finance, location, and facilities, by 1965 the demand by the public was overwhelming. The document includes a catalog of studies completed by the author during his career. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at "A Century of Community Colleges in America: Challenges Past, Present, and Future" Conference (Denton, TX, February 25, 2001.)