ERIC Number: ED103081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-14
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Operation Enable: Delivery of Services to the New Client.
Parsons, Michael H.
Hagerstown Community College (HCC) in Maryland has developed a number of new programs to serve clientele in the surrounding area who in most cases cannot or would not attend classes on the main campus. One such client group is the inmate population at two State prisons in the area. Programs for the inmates are selected on the basis of available associate degree job placement opportunities or ease of transfer. Evaluation of the program, based on approximately 200 participants, produces guarded optimism. The most notable finding is the positive impact of the program on the tendency of the prisoners to become recidivists. An Administration of Justice curriculum has been established at three satellite centers to serve officers from the five law enforcement jurisdictions in the HCC area. HCC is also involved in a unique relationship with a local proprietary business college. The proprietary school has chjcabstlinesbrowardcommunitycollegebccinaachjcabstlineslines contracted HCC to provide instructional services in the areas of arts, sciences, and social sciences. A satellite center which as of Spring, 1975, had 161 enrollees is located at Fort Richie, a local military installation. HCC also participates in the Maryland College of the Air television network as a means of serving another population of non-traditional learners. The two objectives HCC hopes to reach through these programs are access and efficiency. (Author/AH)
Descriptors: Community Services, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Educational Objectives, Educational Television, Institutional Cooperation, Military Personnel, Nontraditional Students, Off Campus Facilities, Outreach Programs, Police, Prisoners, Proprietary Schools, Recidivism, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland