ERIC Number: ED101812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Resource Development Concept: Institutional Resources. Resource Paper No. 1.
Community colleges have four primary resources: income, faculty and staff, the physical plant, and students. This document recommends methods of taking a hard look at the ways in which these resources are and can be utilized. The budgeting structure must be thoroughly examined to determine the extent to which it is flexible and to which it provides incentives for departmental savings. Faculty fellowships should be provided for concentration on specific projects; this saves money for the institution in that the project is usually completed in a shorter period of time and is better planned than if developed on a catch-as-catch-can basis. Noted faculty members should be shared between institutions with the home institution paying the salary--this provides new faces and new ideas at a time when faculty are not turning over, and occasionally gives the teacher the feeling that the home institution is not so bad after all. Institutions should increasingly share facilities and responsibilities. Classified staff should be motivated through financial rewards and better recognition of their expertise to devise money-saving ideas. Equipment and space sharing possibilities should be examined. Students should be given credit for voluntary work experience on the campus and should be tapped as a source of potential ideas. (DC)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Resource Development, Washington, DC.