ERIC Number: ED036732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Structure and Development of Community Service Programs in Selected Community Colleges in the United States.
Myran, Gunder Arnold
This study was done to define the elements of community college community service programs; identify organizational, staffing, and financial patterns; and indicate factors which contribute to program effectiveness. A sample of 13 community colleges having effective and comprehensive community service programs was selected; and administrators involved in community service were interviewed. These were among the conclusions: (1) community service may be seen as an orientation of the entire college; (2) each college works in its own way to help meet social, economic, civic, and cultural needs; (3) community service is increasingly being seen as a legitimate community college function; (4) local programs are not generally exportable; (5) community service programs are affecting community college organization and instruction; (6) leadership and administration, institutional setting, and liaison within a college and with the community are the major factors affecting programs and program administration; (7) major challenges lie in service to disadvantaged groups and the black community, planning and teaching, and cooperation with the community. Implications for leadership training were reviewed. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Community Colleges, Community Services, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Environmental Influences, Financial Policy, Investigations, Leadership, Personnel, Program Administration, Program Development
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106, (Order No. 69-16,168, MF $3.00, Xerography $8.80)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
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