ERIC Number: ED244682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
Honors Programs and Private Funding: How One Community College Succeeded.
Behrendt, Richard L.
This description of the Accent on Excellence honors program at Clark County Community College (CCCC) examines program objectives, components, and funding. First, historical and philosophical developments in the community college field are highlighted, indicating a shift in the primary concern of community college educators from the attainment of equity to the achievement of quality education. Next, an overview is provided of honors programs in community colleges as one manifestation of this movement. Reasons for starting honors programs and benefits that can result from them are discussed. The Accent on Excellence program is described next, in terms of its emphases and components (e.g., an honors program, a community interaction forum, a distinguished residence program, and an arts alive program). The following section details how the college obtained outside funding for the program through its overall resource development plan, highlighting some of the lessons learned by CCCC about obtaining private financial support. Finally, information is provided about the Greenspun Technology and Honors Center, which was funded through the college's donor program to provide community-responsive, technology-related educational experiences for the southern Nevada region and provide opportunities for academically talented students to pursue honors study. A schedule of Technology Study offerings and a center budget are included. (AYC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Clark County Community College NV
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (64th, Washington, DC, April 1-4, 1984).