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Eddy, Pamela L. – Community College Review, 2003
Discusses the formation of a consortium of five technical colleges formed to counter the threat of school closure. States that the colleges were effective in averting shut-down, but planned changes failed, perhaps due to lack of belief in a common central mission and vision for the college consortium. (Contains 21 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Community Colleges, Consortia, Cooperative Programs
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Richardson, Richard C., Jr. – Community College Review, 1976
Relative newcomers to higher education, community colleges need to assess the past and establish clear future goals. Existing assets need further development. Specific functions should be defined. Integration with the community and program articulation with high schools, vocational and technical schools should be pursued. But conflicts between…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Role, Community Colleges, Conflict Resolution
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Dunford, Terry – Community College Review, 1987
Considers the implications of "Academic Preparation for College" and "Teaching for Transition from High School to College" for community colleges. Suggests that four-year colleges will respond by reevaluating the transferability of community college courses and that a liberal arts curriculum is the best approach to basic skills instruction. (CBC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Basic Skills, College Curriculum, College Transfer Students
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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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Cross, K. Patricia – Community College Review, 1983
Examines the impact of new student populations on community colleges. Notes the proliferation of remedial programs, individualized instruction, and diagnostic testing and placement services in response to student learning problems and the expansion of noncredit offerings, experiential learning credit, and cooperative education programs responding…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Basic Skills, College Programs, Community Colleges
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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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Bender, Louis W. – Community College Review, 1986
Looks at the ways in which the deregulation of business and industry may affect community colleges in the years ahead, using the banking industry as an illustration. Argues that the deregulation of higher education requires that community college leadership programs examine past assumptions and develop new strategies. (LAL)
Descriptors: Banking, College Planning, Community Colleges, Educational Change
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Ratcliff, James L. – Community College Review, 1986
Assesses William Rainey Harper's role in the junior college movement, covering his founding of junior colleges, his plan for educational excellence, and the impact of his ideas on curriculum reform. Sees Harper's major legacy in the distinction he clarified between the curricular organization of community colleges and liberal arts colleges. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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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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Wattenbarger, James L.; Nickel, Donna A. – Community College Review, 1987
Describes the activities undertaken by Valencia Community College, Florida, to develop the technical competencies of its faculty over a four-year period. Explains that the use of Title III funds to make temporary faculty assignments and purchase equipment was essential to the success of the project. (DMM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Faculty Development, Federal Aid
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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
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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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Dickinson, Robyn – Community College Review, 1999
Draws upon organizational theory to analyze the community college environment with a focus on faculty as the technical core of educational organizations. Predicts a change to a more complex and less centralized organizational structure in colleges, and an accompanying transformation in the role of community college faculty from that of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Higher Education
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Ford, Clara V. P. – Community College Review, 1999
Reviews the literature on scholarship in community colleges, discusses the notable contributions that community college scholars make through research efforts such as action research, and recommends institutional changes that can foster increased scholarship by community college practitioners. Appended are listings of possible avenues for…
Descriptors: Action Research, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Educational Research
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Ellis, Patricia; Stebbins, Consuelo – Community College Review, 1996
Discusses the problem of providing open access to linguistically diverse students while ensuring quality programming for continued student success. Recommendations include rigorous assessment of student skills and curriculum, improved articulation between high school and college English-as-a-Second-Language courses, and implementation of funding…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development
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