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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1985
The concept of access is central to any discussion of issues confronting the community college. The search for creative and effective ways of pursuing access involves examining institutional practices and state policies to define access in a way that will satisfy the need for acceptable standards and quality. Issues to be addressed in searching…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, Articulation (Education), College Admission
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1988
The concept of barrier-free transfer from two-year to four-year colleges is an important element in planning for student access to the baccalaureate. While it seems clear that transfer works reasonably well for most students most of the time, evidence suggests that transfer may be a qualitatively and quantitatively different experience at the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Access to Education, Admission Criteria
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1985
A three-year study on the impact of admitting underprepared community college students on academic standards is reviewed, along with implications for postsecondary education. In summarizing factors contributing to a reduced emphasis on critical literacy at the community college, attention was directed to changes in institutional characteristics…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, College Students, Community Colleges
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1984
Strong enrollments in career programs have led many to conclude that occupational training is, and should be, the premier function of a community college--a belief that is supported by the ways in which community colleges are funded. Though strong technical programs are an important part of what urban community colleges offer to their students,…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Articulation (Education), College Role, Community Colleges
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1983
Focuses on the changes caused in community colleges by open access policies and the resultant influx of underprepared students. Recommends that community colleges accept a decline in student enrollment in exchange for improvement in student achievement. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Community Colleges, Declining Enrollment, Educational Change
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – 1985
The decisions that administrators make touch every facet of the institutional experience and fundamentally affect teaching and learning. Research shows, however, that administrators do not always recognize their influence nor their responsibility for the quality of instruction. A study of one urban community college district revealed an unforeseen…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Administrators
Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – AGB Reports, 1990
Issues that must be addressed if predominantly Anglo-American universities are to improve minority participation and achievement rates without sacrificing quality include help minority students graduate, plan strategically, encourage perceptions of comfort, expect support from faculty, present reflective curriculums, and promote diversity. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, American Indians