“These principles include institutional responsiveness to community needs, the maintenance of a comprehensive curriculum, institutional emphasis upon teaching and providing services to students, and the articulation, if not necessarily the application of democratic values in institutional governance.” (p. 105) (per Levin and Dennison 1989)
“… current debates on the future of public schooling are increasingly framed within the discourse of occupational relevance, globalization, and international market competition.”
“… a hybrid course structure in which web based assignments and activities were combined with face to face instruction provides an excellent means of meeting the needs of today’s learners.”
“The instructional use of the Web has exploded over the past decade, and courses with online components have become the norm in many Canadian universities.” (p. 93)
“Canada has felt the need to build national identity in the face of the American economic and political challenge.” p. 168
This paper reflects on the responses of two members of a Canadian community college to questions about themselves and about the college. The participants discussed their current roles and activities within the college. They described their views regarding the role of the college within its community. They considered and described their thoughts on how the college could address issues that the college may be facing.