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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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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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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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Wattenbarger, James L.; Vader, Nancy J. – Community College Review, 1986
Describes a study of the institutional adaptations and strategies employed by community colleges in minimizing the problems associated with changes in sources of revenue. Summarizes findings based on a literature review and a survey of college presidents. Recommends strategies for adjusting to funding changes. (AYC)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Financial Problems
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Alexander, Paul – Community College Review, 1985
Argues that college business instructors should understand the history and potential value of microcomputers, familiarize themselves with software used in business, and keep source materials on the latest methods available. Stresses the necessity of hands-on computer experience for students in the business curriculum. (DMM)
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Education, Community Colleges, Computer Literacy
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Roark, Dennis – Community College Review, 1985
Provides a rationale for integrating general education in vocational studies. Offers examples of institutions with such integrated programs, and suggests strategies for curricular change. (DMM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Townsend, Barbara K. – Community College Review, 1984
Stresses the importance of community college faculty support for institutional purposes, missions, and directions, and the interrelationship of the issues of institutional identity and faculty support. Finds a strong college identity essential in competing for private donations, government funds, and students. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Role, Community Colleges, Faculty College Relationship
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Alfred, Richard L. – Community College Review, 1984
Enumerates changing external conditions and internal organizational problems in community colleges resulting in a paradox involving institutional mission and structure. Lists steps for positioning community colleges as the key provider of specified programs/services through carefully defined linkages with public- and private-sector organizations…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Change
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Durbak, Ivan R.; Sadnytzky, Nicholas O. – Community College Review, 1984
Looks at three areas in which college administrators should ensure that computers are available for faculty use (i.e., instruction, personal scholarship, and administrative tasks). Suggests ways of overcoming faculty resistance to computers and steps in a carefully planned and managed process of improving computer literacy. (DMM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction
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