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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
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1979
Stresses that shared responsibility between administrators and faculty is necessary to enhance the educational process in the two-year college. Argues that collective bargaining is not a panacea, and that faculty must play a major role in assessing the quality of education. (JG)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Educational Policy
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1993
Describes the ways in which the particular duties and orientations of two- and four-year college faculty tend to remove faculty from the transfer process. Suggests the importance of an increased faculty role in the transfer process through such means as faculty advising of students and increased two- and four-year faculty interaction. (MAB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Faculty, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Simmons, Howard L. – Community College Review, 1989
Suggests that community colleges might consider replacing their current discipline-based divisions, which are homogenized and hierarchically undifferentiated, with a more program- or degree-oriented structure. Compares the traditional and program-specific models. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Community Colleges, Departments, Intellectual Disciplines
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1985
Summarizes several significant research studies conducted since 1978 that have focused on community colleges. Offers an agenda for future research, covering student objectives and outcomes, administrative decision making, and faculty administrator relationships. Identifies several research issues as fundamental to repositioning community colleges…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Research, Institutional Research, Research Needs
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1988
Reviews concepts of effectiveness appearing in the literature as a context for discussion of changes necessary as community colleges move from concern with enrollments to outcomes. Defines alternatives open to colleges in terms of organizational culture. Identifies five strategies used by colleges in pursuit of increased effectiveness. (DMM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges