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ERIC Number: ED053722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 28
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Community Participation in the Community College.
Robin, Keith
To be effective the community college must meet community needs. Before these needs can be met, they must be systematically identified. Their identification, however, hinges on an appropriate definition of community. Prior to presenting methods for identifying community needs, the problems surrounding the defining of "community" are explored. The community constructs of Hendrix, Treloff, Sumption, Hallenbeck and Verner, and Blackwell (portrayed in model form) serve as keys to community definition. Three methods (community advisory committee, community coordinating council, and community study) of sampling community input are then described. It was not intended to present these three methods as alternatives to be selected by any college as it seeks to measure its community. Rather, they were presented as three procedures by which different kinds of information and service could be made available to the community college with the recommendation that each be applied as circumstances permitted. Use of the community survey technique remained the single most effective method of broadening the college mission to help provide a more comprehensive base for developing a community's human resources. (AL)
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Note: Seminar paper