ERIC Number: ED124261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-26
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New Institutions for New Clientele.
Harlacher, Ervin L.
The Metropolitan Institute of Community Services (MICS) centralizes and expands all community service programs formerly offered independently by Metropolitan Community College District (Kansas City, Missouri) colleges. MICS, the fourth college in the District, is dedicated to community services and modeled not on existing structures, but on societal needs. It operates on a community base with a performance-oriented instructional delivery system of credit and noncredit learning experiences. Regarding human renewal as its primary purpose, MICS helps community learners define their competencies and obtain performance skills. During its first year of operation, MICS has served over 16,000 "new" students. It has operated as a consortium effort of the three other Metropolitan Community Colleges with a policy board composed of the three presidents and the chancellor. For convenience and because of the natural grouping of program effort, the Institute has been organized around three structures or centers: the Center for Urban Studies, the Center for Career Development, and the Center for Community Education. The various MICS programs for 1975-76 are described and directions and goals for the future are suggested. (Author/NHM)
Descriptors: Centralization, Community Colleges, Community Programs, Community Services, Competency Based Education, Consortia, Delivery Systems, Educational Innovation, External Degree Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Multicampus Districts, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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