ERIC Number: ED469667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
CCBA Beacon, 2000.
Garmon, John, Ed.; McDowell, Laurie, Ed.
CCBA Beacon, v1 n1-3 Spr-Fall 2000
This newsletter from the Community College Baccalaureate Association provides research and institutional updates on community college baccalaureate degrees. The first issue introduces the organization and provides a brief description of the highly specialized four-year degrees (applied, workforce degrees) that are designed to meet the needs of community college students and new labor markets. The second issue summarizes the decision by Ontario's Minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities to permit Ontario community colleges to offer applied degrees on a pilot basis. Dr. John Garman provides a thorough discussion of how the "New Degree" can meet the needs of the rapidly growing global economy by providing training in emerging computer and electronic technologies. Garman also offers responses to frequently asked questions about the community college baccalaureate (e.g., influence of baccalaureate on community college missions and financial aid). The third issue provides highlights from the first Community College Baccalaureate Association annual conference and offers two institutional case studies (Dixie State College of Utah and Great Basin College of Nevada) that provide insight into the implementation of community college baccalaureate programs. (RC)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Educational Change, Institutional Mission, Labor Force Development, Program Implementation, Special Degree Programs, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://accbd.org/beacon/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. Baccalaureate Association, Fort Myers, FL.
Note: Published three times per year.