ERIC Number: ED203968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Quality of Life Project Presentation.
Ott, Eleanor; And Others
The Quality of Life Project at Eastfield College (Texas), a set of campus and community activities designed to promote involvement in influencing the campus and community environments, is described by three people who were involved in its development and activities: Kathryn Berry, Coordinator of Student Services at Eastfield; Eleanor Ott, Eastfield's President; and Jerry Miller, a campus minister. After each of the presenters introduces him/herself and offers background on the college and the Greater Dallas Council of Churches, Ms. Berry describes the events and activities leading up to the development of the Quality of Life proposal and its first workshop in July 1980. Next, Ms. Ott discusses the need for an on-campus effort to improve the college environment and describes the participation of the college's entire staff in a think tank experience which generated 611 ideas about the image and purpose of Eastfield, possible responses to decreasing energy and resources, and ways of improving personal skills for living. Ms. Ott then looks at the groups that emerged from the original think tank experience and examines some of their activities, successes, and failures. Finally, Mr. Miller relates his experiences with the community service course "Coping with Aging," which resulted in a student-developed course on aging for the entire community, and outlines its consequences and benefits. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Eastfield College TX; Quality of Life Project TX
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (61st, Washington, DC, April 20-22, 1981).