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ERIC Number: ED480194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 24
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The U.S. Community College Model: SUNY System--Potentials for Adaptation to International Educational Communities.
Abue, Peter
This study aims to describe the governing operations of State University of New York (SUNY) community colleges in order to aid in the process of understanding what aspects of the U.S. model of community colleges are adaptable by international communities. The Institute for Community College Development (ICCD) is a SUNY and Cornell University partnership that visualizes a future of leadership in higher education in New York state and in the nation through their community colleges. The paper offers an overview of the history of the community college in the United States, from the emergence of junior colleges in the 1850s to the era of responsiveness to globalization from 2000 and on. The document also presents a timeline of the development of SUNY, from the 1948 state of New York legislation that created the SUNY system to the development of a system-wide community college mission and strategic plan in 2001. The model components reviewed here include: (1) Mission; (2) Governance; (3) Funding; and (4) Curriculum. The study argues that there is a shift away from the liberal arts focus and toward technology in the community college. The notion of globalization indicates that there will be expanded interest in occupational education among working adults and their employers. (Contains 23 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York