ERIC Number: ED124246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
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Establishing and Maintaining Community Linkages for Community Services Divisions in Selected Colleges in Michigan.
Field, Charlie K.
In order to determine the most effective ways for community college administrators responsible for community services to establish and continue meaningful linkages between the college and the community, a questionnaire was designed and mailed to the 29 public community colleges in Michigan. Predetermined criteria were applied to the responses of the 29 colleges, and six colleges were selected for further study. Personal interviews with 21 administrators representing these six schools established that (1) the most successful linkages are by person-to-person contacts with community people; (2) community services administrators need to be in the community interacting frequently to create and continue linkages; (3) ad hoc committees are more successful linkages than ongoing advisory committees; (4) meaningful input comes from teacher applicants, present teachers, students, and administrators; (5) informal contacts provide more valuable linkages than formal organizational contacts; (6) demographic and socio-economic factors greatly affect community services linkages; (7) community services administrators must be creative, innovative, receptive, responsive, and must have a pioneering attitude in searching for and serving linkages. A survey of the literature is included, and the survey instrument and interview guidelines are appended. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan