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Martorana, S. V.; McGuire, W. Gary – Community College Review, 1976
Survey data reveal that, of the 72 recent legislative actions affecting community colleges labeled as significant by state directors of community/junior colleges, nearly 50 percent are concentrated in three areas: institutional growth, governance, and financial support. There is a great deal of state-level legislative support for the continued…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Governance, National Surveys
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Martorana, S. V. – Community College Review, 1983
Considers the strengths and weaknesses of community college liaison with state governments; evidence of positivism and threats toward community colleges in state legislation; and the implications of legislators' perceptions for community college leadership. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Government School Relationship, State Legislation
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Martorana, S. V. – Community College Review, 1986
Argues that the need for research on the community college is intensified by the ever-changing character of learner needs and community conditions. Addresses two criticisms of two-year college research: the same questions are researched repeatedly and the effort overtaxes institutions. Calls for a stronger research base on the two-year college.…
Descriptors: College Administration, Community Colleges, Educational Researchers, Institutional Research
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Martorana, S. V.; Garland, Peter H. – Community College Review, 1985
Reports on a survey of state directors of community college education conducted to identify significant actions taken by state legislatures to guide public policy for community colleges. Provides information on legislation considered or enacted in 1983. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Legislation, National Surveys, Public Policy
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Martorana, S. V.; Broomall, James K. – Community College Review, 1981
Reviews the purposes and findings of a nationwide study of state directors of two-year college systems conducted to measure the current status and future directions of statutory and administrative agency policies affecting potential community college and public school coordination and cooperation with respect to lifelong learning. (DMM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Cooperative Planning
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Cutright, Pamela S.; Martorana, S. V. – Community College Review, 1989
Describes a comparative study of the problem-solving styles of members of advisory groups of exemplary community-based adult education programs. Considers the relationship between personal characteristics and scores on the Kirton Adaptation-Innovation Inventory. (DMM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advisory Committees, Community Colleges, Community Education
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Garland, Peter H.; Martorana, S. V. – Community College Review, 1988
Discusses political factors affecting educational leaders' ability to alter the constitutional and statutory status of community colleges. Reviews literature on policy formation for higher education and community colleges, and political culture at the state and subsystem levels. Describes a study of the relationships between political behavior and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Legislation, Government School Relationship, Leadership
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Martorana, S. V. – Community College Review, 1981
Makes several biographical statements about Raymond E. Schultz, Professor of Community College Education (University of Arizona) prior to his death in l980. Introduces this special journal issue dedicated to Dr. Schultz, which focuses on his contributions to the field of community college education through articles by his former students. (CAM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Researchers, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study
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Martorana, S. V.; Smutz, Wayne D. – Community College Review, 1980
Reviews the political context of the changes that have taken place in the relationship between state government and higher education. Examines the impact of these changes on post-secondary education and identifies the implications of particular importance to community colleges. (AYC)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Government Role, Government School Relationship
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Martorana, S. V.; Nespoli, Lawrence A. – Community College Review, 1978
The issue of adequate funding permeates all legislation reported by state directors as significantly affecting community colleges in 1976, as state legislatures are increasingly reluctant to meet funding needs. Related issues include reorganization of governance structures, statewide coordination, institutional growth, enrollment limitations,…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Community Colleges, Financial Problems, Financial Support
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Kuhns, Eileen; Martorana, S. V. – Community College Review, 1977
To maintain their leadership in occupational programming in today's competitive postsecondary market, community colleges must (1) examine and cope with issues identified by industry, (2) explore alternatives to course and degree programming, (3) develop and use outcome measures, and (4) base programming decisions on coordinated data. (RT)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Competition, Educational Demand
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Martorana, S. V.; Sturtz, Alan J. – Community College Review, 1973
Discusses the events leading up to and the details of The Community College and Occupational Education Act of 1972.'' (GB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Federal Aid