ERIC Number: ED101802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Federal Relations in Community and Junior Colleges: Preliminary Results of a Study. Resource Paper No. 3.
This paper summarizes five case studies and identifies the common conditions that enabled these colleges to benefit from Federal resources. Twenty-five conditions common to all five colleges with respect to their handling of Federal programs are described. Additional factors present at the individual schools studied are also noted. Some of the major problems that must be dealt with when receiving Federal aid include: (1) lateness of Federal appropriations announcements which makes planning difficult; (2) grants made for a 12-month period, necessitating initiation, implementation, and completion of projects within the time period; (3) announcement of availability of funds is sometimes given on short notice, leaving little time to submit proposals; (4) once a proposal is submitted, turn-around time until grant awards are finalized can be as long as six months; (5) many Federal agencies' staffs are not familiar with community colleges; (6) high turnover rate in Federal offices makes it difficult to establish on-going relationships with Federal program officers; and (7) difficulty in matching institutional practices with Federal fiscal and regulatory practices. The future role of Federal money in the colleges studied is speculated upon. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Resource Development, Washington, DC.