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ERIC Number: ED103079
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Pages: 12
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Community Colleges and the Churches.
Rutledge, Mark
In an attempt to assess the relationship between churches and community colleges in northern Illinois, a questionnaire examining the nature and extent of church-college interaction as well as provisions for teaching religion in the community colleges was sent to 36 administrators at 14 colleges. Twenty-seven individuals responded (a 75 percent response rate), and at least one survey was returned from all 14 schools. Ten institutions reported that they do engage in cooperative efforts with churches through the office of community services, such as use of church facilities for extension classes, on-campus religious counseling, etc. Nine colleges reported cooperative efforts with churches through their office of student personnel services, the most prevalent of which were student religious groups or clubs recognized by the student activities office, and space offered to the clergy for on-campus counseling activities. Religion was studied as a part of existing courses at 11 colleges, nine colleges offered specific courses in religion, but none of the 14 schools had a separate religious studies program or department. Steps taken to initiate a cooperative program between a local college and area churches are detailed. The survey questionnaire, cover letter, and an article pertaining to the church-college relationship are appended. (AH)
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois