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Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 1986
Applies economic theory to questions concerning the public financing of two-year colleges. Highlights two analytical constructs used in recommending educational policy: the principle of externalities and the theory of human capital. Considers the effect of academic/vocational program mix on educational financing and issues of equity and access.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Economics, Educational Economics
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Jones, Steven W. – Community College Review, 1986
Reviews the literature on student attrition and suggests ways to increase enrollment and re-enrollment at community colleges without establishing labor-intensive programs and services. Focuses on the creation of the necessary environment for retention; the importance of campus-based research; and ways of predicting and preventing unnecessary…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Dropout Prevention, Enrollment Influences
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Platt, Gail M. – Community College Review, 1986
Reviews literature and statistics on the increasing incidence of underprepared students entering postsecondary education, highlighting the community colleges' role in responding to students' needs. Puts forth reasons for providing remedial education related to the magnitude of the problem, access for educationally disadvantaged, adult students,…
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives
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Hendrick, Lawrence C. – Community College Review, 1986
Reports on a survey of faculty and administrator attitudes toward, and use and knowledge of, instructional television. Suggests strategies to increase the use of instructional television; e.g., create a need for change, promote the advantages of instructional television, and show how instructional television is compatible with institutional…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adoption (Ideas), Change Strategies, College Faculty
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Bazik, Martha S. – Community College Review, 1986
Describes a process whereby a community college continuing education division can be effectively promoted within the college. Considers the following elements of program advocacy: goal setting; evaluation of the continuing education division and its internal and external environments; and devising, implementing, and evaluating advocacy strategies.…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Administrators, Advocacy, College Environment
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Becherer, Jack J.; Hoekstra, Janna K. – Community College Review, 1986
Argues that student employees need improved on-the-job training and more staff development opportunities. Describes the structured student employee training program at St. Louis Community College (SLCC) at Meramec, Missouri. Underscores the importance of employer support for the program and reviews results of the SLCC project. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Employer Attitudes, Nonprofessional Personnel, On the Job Training
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Blasi, John F.; Davis, Barbara S. – Community College Review, 1986
Examines issues and problems related to the measurement of community college outcomes in relation to mission and goals. Presents a model for outcomes evaluation at the community college which derives from the mission statement and provides evaluative comment and comparison with institutional and national norms. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Institutional Mission
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Wiggs, Jon Lee – Community College Review, 1987
Explores the effects of pragmatic day-to-day considerations on mission and values within the North Carolina community college system. Reviews the public positions of representative power bases, stresses the importance of a strong mission policy grounded in tradition, and urges the state board to take a stronger leadership role. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Governance
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Mancha, Philip E. – Community College Review, 1987
Offers background information about a report developed by a state-appointed committee concerning the mission, governance, and financing of the Maryland community colleges in light of current trends and future needs. Highlights major recommendations. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Finance
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Pedersen, Robert – Community College Review, 1987
Documents the history of broad-based, state- and local-level opposition to the development of public junior colleges in the early 1900's. Examines ways that states were able to frustrate the establishment of local junior colleges, and points to the uncertainty and instability of their support through the 1940's. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Trends
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Campion, William J.; Elliott, Scott – Community College Review, 1987
Explains the reasons for changing the name of Henderson County Junior College to Trinity Valley Community College, and the successful education and public relations campaign that accompanied the phased-in name change. (DMM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Institutional Advancement, Public Relations
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Dodson, Ronald R. – Community College Review, 1987
Looks at the special problems of mathematics instructors in providing remediation for students who are unprepared for college-level work. Considers issues related to assessment, stopouts' course-taking patterns, peer pressures, and remediation. (DMM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Educational Quality, Mathematics Instruction
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Hammons, Jim – Community College Review, 1987
Discusses major obstacles to excellence in community colleges: failure to develop adequate means for systematic, periodic, performance appraisal; failure to evaluate individual courses and programs periodically and systematically; failure to commit adequate time and resources to continued personnel development; lack of an adequate decision-making…
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, College Administration, College Faculty, College Planning
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Fischer, Russell G. – Community College Review, 1987
Offers a review of the work of California's Commission for the Review of the Master Plan for Higher Education, focusing on the Commission's recommendations in the areas of: (1) ensuring both access to education and academic success; (2) college mission and functions; (3) faculty and administrators; (4) governance; and (5) finance. (DMM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Access to Education, College Faculty, College Role
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Ciscell, Robert E. – Community College Review, 1987
Examines the pros and cons of asking students to evaluate classroom instruction. Reports on an administrator survey, which suggested that administrators believe the process should be retained. Suggests that attention be focused on developing evaluation instruments tailored to various teaching situations and on the timing of the evaluations. (DMM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Colleges, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Evaluation
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