The essays in this collection were written by John Lombardi during the 1970s while he was a resident scholar at the ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges. Following a foreword on Lombardi's life and work by a son and two daughters, John V., Mary Luciana, and Janice P. Lombardi, is an introduction by Arthur M. Cohen giving highlights of Lombardi's approach to his work and summarizing the introductory comments state that the 10 essays presented in this book, all of which were chosen for their relevance to issues facing contemporary community college leaders and students aspiring to leadership positions. The first essay, qRiding the Wave of New Enrollmentsq discusses the periodic increases and declines in two-year college enrollment and the ways that college leaders attempt to sustain the enrollments on which their funding is based. qCritical Decade for Community College Financingq provides an analysis of the perennial issues in sustaining college finances and offers a review of the feasibility of stratagems for maintaining a constant flow of dollars into the institution. Three essays respectively entitled qFaculty Workload, qqThe Ambiguity of the Part-Time Faculty, q and qRole of the Department Chairman in Improving Instructionq address key aspects of managing faculty. The next four essays, qA New Look at Vocational Education, qqFour Phases of Developmental Education, qqThe Decline of Transfer Education, q and qThe Two-Year College Student and Community Services, q analyze central areas of the community college curriculum. The last essay, qStudent Activism, q looks at the effects on and responses to activism on college campuses. Finally, Arthur M. Cohen offers a summary and update of trends in each area addressed by Lombardi in a concluding chapter entitled qA Contemporary View of the Issues.q A comprehensive bibliography of Lombardi's writings is included. (MAB)The essays in this collection were written by John Lombardi during the 1970s while he was a resident scholar at the ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges.
|Title||:||Perspectives on the Community College|
|Publisher||:||Community College Pr/Amer Assoc - 1992|