Trenton State College to The College of New Jersey : the struggle and transformation of a teacher's college into a multi-purpose institution, 1960s-1990s
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Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Trenton State College underwent drastic changes and experienced unprecedented growth -- not only physically with the construction of new buildings across campus, but ideologically as the College refined its identity and relationship with the State Board of Education. For a small state institution set in the suburban Township of Ewing, these changes projected the College on a trajectory which was not seemingly possible at the time. How was it possible to decrease enrollment and increase admission standards while continuing to receive state resources essential to operate as a public institution? The aim of this paper is to examine how the College transformed itself during the 1970s and 1980s, analyze various decisions by the Board of Education and institutional leaders which influenced the direction of the College, and explore the changing campus culture.
Baldofsky, Joseph. (2019). Trenton State College to The College of New Jersey: the struggle and transformation of a teacher's college into a multi-purpose institution, 1960s-1990s (Unpublished senior capstone seminar paper). The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ.
Extent: 62 pages