ERIC Number: ED477202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Community College/Technical Institute Mission Convergence Study. Phase 1: Survey of the States.
Puyear, Donald E.
This study is envisioned as the first part in a two-part study of the evolving state-level governance of community colleges and technical institutes and area vocation schools in those states that originally developed dual systems. The first phase of the study is in two parts: (1) to identify those states that have or have had dual systems of community colleges or systems of area vocational schools that have adult education programs somewhat similar to those offered by community colleges; and (2) to identify whether consideration has been given to merging the systems for those states with such dual systems of community colleges and technical colleges or area vocational schools. A simple questionnaire was sent to each state director for community colleges in July 2001, and responses were received from all 50 states. Highlights of the findings are as follows: (1) 30 states reported that their state had area vocational schools. Seven of those states have either merged their systems, are in the process of merging them, or were considering mergers. (2) 18 states reported that they have or have had a dual system of community and technical colleges. Eight of those states have merged or begun merging the systems, and two of the states are considering changes. (Contains 11 tables.) Research instrument appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Center for Community College Policy.