ERIC Number: ED080110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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The Community Involvement Program: Recognizing Community-Based Learning. A Report of the National Dissemination Project for the Community Colleges.
Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Seattle. Research and Planning Office.
The Community Involvement Program is a statewide community college program in Washington offering credit for community-based learning. Excerpts from several Community Involvement Program reports are presented: (1) overview of the Community Involvement Program (from the final report)--the CIP facilitated the development of a community-based learning program, developed a structure enabling students and faculty to participate in decision-making, created a mechanism for channeling college resources into the community, functioned as good public relations for the college, facilitated use of the open-door policy, and aided more efficient utilization of the tax dollar; (2) benefits of community-based learning--from "A Handbook and Recommended Guidelines for Community-Based Learning in Washington's Community Colleges"; (3) CIP guidelines (from the handbook)--pre-placement evaluation techniques, ongoing supervision and evaluation, techniques for evaluation of student performance at completion, and credit standards; and (4) project evaluation--913 students were asked via mail questionnaire about the impact of community involvement programs on their career orientation and choice, the comparison of field experience learning with classroom study, assessment of the agency involved, and the strengths and weaknesses of the CIP organizationally on campus. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Seattle. Research and Planning Office.