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ERIC Number: ED043322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 53
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Some Trends in Community Services Programs in Community Colleges in the United States: A Quantitative Assessment and Some Qualitative Views.
Compton, J. Lin; And Others
The broad range of information presented in this study suggests the current status and potential directions of community-junior colleges' community services programs. Data was obtained from 301 responses to a questionnaire sent to all 784 junior colleges listed in the AAJC 1970 directory as having such programs. The areas of concern and some of the information obtained can be seen in the following. Of initial concern was a description of community services directors, deans, and coordinators. Age, highest educational degree obtained, areas of academic preparation, and professional association affiliation were established. Next, opinions of these administrators about the most often consulted professional literature, leading community programs, and leading experts in the field were ascertained. Looking at institutions, enrollment and enrollment changes; number of off-campus programs, personnel, and advisory groups; accreditation status; program acceptance by the college community; and, staff increases and needs are viewed. Important sources of income, their relative importance, and community service budget changes give a budgetary perspective. In the future , most respondents foresee increasing emphasis on programs for the disadvantaged and increasing community involvement and financial support as priority needs. (JO)
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