ERIC Number: ED469668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
CCBA Beacon, 2001.
McDowell, Laurie, Ed.
CCBA Beacon, v2 n1-3 Win-Fall/Win 2001
This newsletter from the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) provides research and institutional updates on community college baccalaureate degrees. The first issue describes two institutional case studies of community college baccalaureate degree programs. The first, a manufacturing technology baccalaureate degree at Westark College (Arizona), provides a learner-centered curriculum that allows students to progress through competency-based unit modules at their own pace. The second case study is an examination of the University College System in British Columbia, Canada. The author provides an introduction to postsecondary education in the Canadian context (e.g., the difference between colleges and universities) with a specific focus on the geographic and historic factors influencing education in British Columbia and the creation of five university colleges. The second issue provides a summary of the North Central Association Task Force recommendations for offering baccalaureate degrees at community colleges, presents a discussion of newly established CCBA strategies for accelerating the widespread acceptance of community college baccalaureate programs, and highlights the Florida Legislature's recent decision to authorize community college baccalaureates. The third newsletter offers institutional case studies from Louisiana State University at Alexandria and Edison Community College (Florida), along with the first CCBA nationwide market research report. (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. For Volume 1 (2000) issues, see JC 020 713.