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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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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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Bogart, Quentin J.; Murphey, Sue I. – Community College Review, 1985
Reviews past and current transfer articulation efforts between two- and four-year colleges. Traces the evolution of articulation efforts; identifies problems (e.g., the lack of program integration and transferability of credits); and suggests key ingredients to successful program articulation. Underscores the importance of the associate degree in…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Colleges, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs
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Wolf, David B. – Community College Review, 1985
Argues that community college administrators have placed too much time and hope in new management systems. Considers clarity of institutional goals, technological knowledge, decision making stability, and reliable information to be essential to effective management. Offers eight tactical rules for influencing institutional decisions. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Administration, Community Colleges, Decision Making, Management Systems
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Meter, B. Jean Van; Herrmann, Beth Ann – Community College Review, 1987
Reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test (NDRT) and compares the use and misuse of the test as revealed through published surveys. Finds problems in the use of the NDRT to diagnose the specific reading needs and deficiencies of low-achieving students and to measure individual growth. (CBC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Low Achievement, Reading Achievement, Reading Skills
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Masoner, David J.; Essex, Nathan, L. – Community College Review, 1987
Addresses the imperative for strategic and tactical planning to support the viability of the two-year college. Describes a process for approaching strategic planning, comprising the following steps: self-identification, self-analysis, analysis of service area, informed decision making, and the development of a marketing plan. (CBC)
Descriptors: College Planning, Community Colleges, Futures (of Society), Institutional Evaluation
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Blake, Larry J. – Community College Review, 1983
Contends that a continued increase in labor force requirements which previously was satisfied by a reduction of farm labor needs, increased workforce participation of women, and a cyclic baby boom, will result in a future labor shortage. Offers a rationale for training and providing support services for the unemployed. (DMM)
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Labor Market, Labor Needs
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Campbell, Dale F. – Community College Review, 1983
Examines three generally held assumptions concerning the mission, resource management, and curriculum of two-year college occupational programs within the context of the current information society. Recommends using information networks to promote knowledge, acknowledging information as a dominant resource for management, and integrating learning…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Role, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development
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Cohen, Arthur M. – Community College Review, 1983
Reviews the development of the transfer function in California community colleges, supplying data confirming that community colleges function not only as career, community, and compensatory education centers, but as institutions in which students desiring baccalaureate degrees matriculate, albeit differently from a generation ago. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Student Educational Objectives
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