ERIC Number: ED093392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Establishment of an Information System at West Shore Community College: An Initial Step in Extending Community Services in Rural Community College Service Areas. Final Report.
Howard, William R.
This research was conducted in a rural community college and examines two methods for extending community services and the response of the community to the establishment of a Community Resource Center. The basic questions asked in this study are threefold: (1) What strategies can be effectively used by a rural community college in extending its services to its service area? (2) What kind of services can be established? (3) What steps need to be taken to define and implement these services? The research utilized two approaches in community organizing: (1) information-rural development, and (2) problem solving. The informational approach established a number of community groups which serve as sources of information for the purpose of establishing a data bank at the community college. Data have been collected, and the means have been sought for a full-time economic specialist for rural development who will assist in utilizing the collected information. The problem-solving approach centered on organizing a study group on the health needs of senior citizens in one of the major cities. Some restructuring of local services took place along with plans to conduct a county-wide survey. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Shore Community Coll., Scottville, MI.