ERIC Number: ED078269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-14
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Rural Community Assistance Consortium (June 1971 through September 1972).
Divita, Charles, Jr., Ed.; And Others
The Rural Community Assistance Consortium (RCAC) was established to increase member schools' ability to attract and maintain funded programs and qualified resource personnel to upgrade human and community resources in rural areas. The RCAC consists of 15 predominantly black land-grant colleges and Tuskegee Institute in 15 southern and border States. Methodology includes: (1) periodic conferences, consultation, and on-site visits; (2) training programs and technical assistance in submitting funding proposals; (3) developing and organizing programs for the rural poor; and (4) collecting, analyzing and disseminating information to consortium members. Social survey and case study techniques were used to acquire needed information pertaining to problems, needs and program efficacy. The actual evaluation was performed by consultants who visited the consortium schools to interview officials and analyze the institution's rural community development efforts. The evaluation and recommendations deal with organization and staffing, community services, institutional impact and community impact. A summary of the attitudinal data of RCAC is provided in an appendix. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Atlanta, GA. Office for Advancement of Public Negro Colleges.; Action Research Corp., Tallahassee, FL.