ERIC Number: ED471148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
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A Bend in the River: Voices from a Community College, 1970-2000.
This book tells the story of Tunxis Community College (Connecticut), which exemplifies the changes seen in higher education across America since the 1960s. The College, created in 1970, is part of Connecticut's public college system. The author discusses Tunxis' factual history, and presents a collection of "voices" of the people who fashioned a vibrant campus during the last 3 decades--the students, faculty, and staff. The stories related here present Tunxis as an example of the new democracy of higher education in America at the end of the twentieth century. The book's 12 chapters include: (1) "At Shopping Center College Site Set in Farmington"; (2) "Voices I"; (3) "Owners Threaten to Evict State from Tunxis Campus"; (4) "Voices II"; (5) "Tunxis College, at 10, Is No Longer Insecure"; (6) "Voices III"; (7) "Tunxis College Develops Plans for Addition";(8) "Voices IV"; (9) "Good News in Hard Times"; (10) "Voices V";(11) "Tunxis Graduates its Largest Class Yet"; "Colleges Fight for Status Quo"; and "Tunxis Speaker: We've Always Been Stepchildren (Headlines from the Bristol Press)"; and (12) "Voices VI." (NB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational History, Narration, Personal Narratives, Story Telling, Success, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
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