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American Association of Junior Colleges

Works: 211 works in 366 publications in 1 language and 6,249 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Directories  Bibliography  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Classifications: LB2328, 378.1543
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Junior college journal( )

in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 1- include the proceedings of the 11th-<24th> annual meetings of the American Association of Junior Colleges, 1930-<44>
Organizing for change: new priorities for community colleges by David S Bushnell( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American junior colleges( )

in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The junior college student, a research description by K. Patricia Cross( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of research on characteristics of junior college students permits certain generalizations. Since present tests show that they score lower academically than 4-year college students (although individuals may do equally well), their special abilities and aptitudes need further study. Though they tend to come from families of low socioeconomic status, the extent of this influence is uncertain. How much is due to the parents' social-cultural values and how much to economic factors should be explored. Cost affects college attendance, alone and in combination with such factors as accessibility, motivation, source of funds, family attitudes, etc. More statistical correlations of these factors are needed. Junior college students are attracted more by the practical (low cost, proximity, job training) than by the intellectual and, as a result, have lower educational and vocational aspirations. Thus it appears that more data are needed on their knowledge of available pursuits and on what influences their decisions. It has been shown that they prefer applied curricula, are less flexible in thought and attitude, and have low self-esteem. Much more study therefore is needed on their values, self-images, and human relations. Lacking confidence in their academic ability, they frequently criticize their high school courses, perhaps because their particular nonacademic abilities are overlooked in traditional testing. Much more research must be done, especially on the adequacy of these tests for their unique qualities. (Hh)
Terminal education in the junior college by Phebe Ward( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why junior college terminal education? by Walter Crosby Eells( Book )

5 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Present status of junior college terminal education by Walter Crosby Eells( Book )

2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature of junior college terminal education by Lois E Engleman( Book )

3 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Administrative compensation survey by College and University Personnel Association( )

in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junior colleges: 50 states/50 years. Articles on two-year college growth by Roger Yarrington( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book republishes 20 articles that first appeared as "Junior Colleges; 20 States" (ed 011 767) and adds several more, including a comprehensive one on developments in 22 states. All the articles have appeared in the Junior College Journal. The original 20 articles have been updated with a brief addendum (a "revisiting") for each state. The only exception is the article on Missouri, which has been completely rewritten for this volume. The publication of this collection, presenting an over-all view of junior college developments in the 50 states, was supported by the Shell Companies Foundation, Inc. (Hh)
Associate's degree and graduation practices in junior colleges by Walter Crosby Eells( Book )

4 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black student potential by Dorothy M Knoell( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junior college directory( )

in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benefit plans in junior colleges by Francis Paul King( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study describes the present status of benefit planning in the junior colleges, discusses the principles governing benefit plans, and raises questions regarding the development of sound benefit plans in light of the needs of individual faculty and staff as well as of the goals of the institution. The base of the study was a questionnaire filled out by junior college presidents, business officers, personnel officers, and directors of institutional research. The following types of benefits are discussed: group life, health, long- and short-term disability income insurances, retirement systems, retirement plan participation, and federal social security. The study could be of interest to administrators and individual plan participants. (Ca)
The college facilities thing; impressions of an airborne seminar & a guide for junior college planners by Bob H Reed( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Participants in an airborne seminar were teams of individuals from sixteen institutions engaged in the early stages of planning and design. Novel and exciting features of each of the nineteen institutions visited during the "fly-in" were noted. A brief summary of the unique architectural features and facilities in each institution is given, some highlights being high-rise facilities, a specialized auditorium with modeling ramps, computer equipment, flexible facilities, an exposed concrete interior, brick construction, honeycomb design, study carrels distributed throughout corridors, an airwell, a courtyard-effect lounge, a converted department store college, an automatic library system, an open library community service center, and rooftop recreational spaces. (Hh)
Junior college student personnel programs; what they are and what they should be by Charles C Collins( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Results of a 2-year study are summarized in order to evaluate the present status of junior college personnel work. A series of 21 functions, developed by professionals in the field, provides criteria to define both present and preferred programs. Questionnaire and interview data gathered from a selected national sample of 49 larger and 74 smaller colleges indicate that--(1) basic student personnel functions are not being adequately performed in the majority of the colleges studied, (2) certain institutional characteristics such as the clarity of staff roles are more determinant of the quality and level of program than either placement of administrative responsibility or graduate training level of the staff, (3) student evaluations cast doubt on widely expressed views of program effectiveness, and (4) programs can be classified as strong or weak on the basis of the criterion developed. Improvement of programs necessarily involves a series of steps related to (1) creation of the proper institutional environment, (2) definition of functions to be performed and the structure of staff needed to carry out these functions, and (3) description of training necessary to professionalize the work of the staff. Guidelines and recommendations for program development are included in the study. This document is also available from the american association of junior colleges, 1315 sixteenth street, N.W. washington, D.C. 20036, for $1.50. (al)
Follow-up studies in junior colleges; a tool for institutional improvement by Thomas J O'Connor( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Data gathered from former students were found to have implications for college program planning. Areas of focus can profitably include studies of dropout characteristics and the academic and socioeconomic characteristics of student populations, effectiveness of vocational-technical programs, transfer student success, value of general education courses, appropriateness of grading standards, evaluation of instructors and counselors, impact of entrance requirements, and effectiveness of the student personnel services. Procedures for followup studies of transfer students include the personal interview (preferred), questionnaires, and annual reports from senior colleges. Similar techniques may be used in studies of the technical-occupational student although dispersion of such graduates makes the interview process difficult. Employer reports are generally most valuable. Followup of dropouts and withdrawals is made difficult by similar dispersion patterns and psychological resistance. However, recent research indicates success in identification of potential dropouts through measurement of student attitudes in areas of motivation, collegiate culture, aspiration levels, family relationships, and socioeconomic status. More followup study of dropouts will increase the predictability of these measures and permit more effective programs for dropout prevention. A sample of questionnaires is included. This document is also available from the american assocation of junior colleges, 1315 sixteenth street, N.W., washington, D.C. 20036 for $1.50. (al)
The community services technician : guide for associate degree programs in the community and social services by Council on Social Work Education( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooperative education by Robert L Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooperative education involves on-campus instruction and off-campus work experience. These programs can be referred to as work study, field work, or work experience. The student has the advantage of applying his knowledge in a work situation; the college gains financial benefits; and the employer has the opportunity to influence the student to choose his business as a career. Various methods include: (1) alternating a full term in school with a full term on the job; (2) work experience paralleling enrollment in regular college classes; (3) one term on the job as an initial step into expanded types of cooperative programs; and (4) working full time while attending class part time in order to update work skills for career improvement. An employer's responsibilities are: planning a cooperative program; employing students; and orientation, supervision, and evaluation of student performances. Program implementation involves: organization and staffing, grading, fees, student transcripts, co-operative handbook, and program promotion. Cooperative education programs have a potential effect on new methods of instruction, career-step systems, new field experiences, "outreach" systems, and international involvement. Problems and possible solutions are discussed. Examples of programs are offered in merchandising management, manufacturing industry, and retail management training. (Ca)
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controlled identityAmerican Association of Community and Junior Colleges


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