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ERIC Number: EJ771045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
From Community College to University: A Personal Commentary on the Evolution of an Institution
Dennison, John D.
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v36 n2 p107-124 2006
This paper documents the development of a unique institution in Canadian higher education, the university college in British Columbia. From its roots as a comprehensive community college, the university college was confronted with numerous legislative and policy changes which culminated in its current claim to be called a regional university. In support of this assertion, a number of issues are addressed, including the role and mandate of the university college, academic freedom and tenure, governance, administration, and the legal status under which it was constituted. Over a period of 15 years the university college underwent an organizational evolution as remarkable as it was unprecedented. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada