ERIC Number: ED219538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Adult Resource Center--A Community/University Project.
Vegso, Kathryn A.
Cooperative planning, based upon a decade of reentry programs for adults, culminated in the establishment of a public service known as the Adult Resource Center at the University of Akron (Ohio). Located in a renovated building between the campus and the downtown community, the Adult Resource Center serves as a liaison with social service agencies, businesses, and other educational units in a 10-county area. The Center provides guidance to adults in deciding if, when, or where they want to continue to learn. The center serves 700 persons per month, providing individual and group career/life planning services from learning consultants--peer counselors who have made changes in their own lives and recognize the value of continuing to learn. The Center also provides programs of career alternatives for educators, faculty development for new learners, academic advisement, outplacement services, retirement planning, and management development. Much of the success of the Center is based on a continuing evaluation process to determine the needs of adults and the effectiveness of the service. Future directions of this human resource development service will be determined by many factors, such as educational budgets, changes in the work place, increased needs for marketing strategies of admissions personnel in postsecondary institutions, improved technology which may make the service available in the home or work place, and increased needs of professionals and retired persons. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Akron OH
Note: Paper presented at the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA) Annual Meeting (Detroit, MI, March 17-20, 1982).