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Community Colleges / 1993
93.152 Challenging the curriculum [State freedom of information act may be used to obtain communitycollege course materials], 149Return to Top Return to Topical Index
Community Colleges / 1994
94.74 The future is arriving . . . ahead of schedule [resistance to increasing tuition; decline inhousehold income; attraction of new technology; qualities of character and good social skills asimportant as academic knowledge], 281
94.91 Higher education and knowledge work [Peter Drucker on the evolving knowledge society;Science on how skills and knowledge will be taught; focus on what is taught in communitycolleges: applied science and hands-on training; importance of fostering a lifelong love oflearning; Perspective of Dewey and Whitehead affirmed; Christopher Lasch on alienation of ahighly educated "elite"], 310Return to Top Return to Topical Index
Community Colleges / 1995
95.21 How students see the future [a clearer image of the future--by looking at the past; grounds foreconomic optimism; finding solutions: community colleges and computers likely to transformsociety; new technologies coming; Tocqueville on the American tradition of welcoming change],350.Return to Top Return to Topical Index
Community Colleges / 1996
96.25 The media focuses on higher education [critical media commentary about higher education,including bloated bureaucracies; "let's make a deal" on financial aid; college elitism and the"Mercedes" syndrome; faculty: more politics, higher pay, and less work; students: drinking moreand learning less], 491.
96.26 A national debate on higher education [a crisis of confidence in higher education; children as anational priority; an emphasis on restructuring; competition from industry; the benefits ofcommunity colleges; comparison of community college and University of Pennsylvania classes;the importance of social skills and character development; promoting a sense of "reverence" inthe young], 494.
96.34 Sexual harassment by teachers and peers [in Cohen v. San Bernardino Valley College, the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a tenured professor who used a sexuallyprovocative teaching style at a community college was subject to an unlawful "legalistic ambush"when the college sought to discipline him for sexual harassment; a federal district court in Rubinv. Ikenberry, et. al. upheld a decision at the University of Illinois to discipline a tenured professorfor repeated sexual comments, inquiries, and jokes, in and out of class; the Office of Civil Rights(OCR) of the U.S. Department of Education issued a "Dear Colleague" letter, stating that schoolsand colleges may be liable under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for peerharassment that creates a hostile environment; Economist on dangers of over-regulation, 517. Return to Top Return to Topical Index