ERIC Number: ED148420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Community College and Its Community Service Role. Issues in Higher Education, Number 8.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Continuing education/community service programs are increasing in importance as vehicles through which the community college can serve the community. While the idea of the community college being a center for community activities and providing a wide range of services to the community is appealing, there is considerable discussion about the appropriate role of community colleges as service agencies. An illustration is provided by the more than 100 community colleges and technical institutes in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) area that have developed programs, services, and activities for older citizens, including: training programs in paraprofessional counseling at Dundalk Community College (Maryland) and Tri-County Technical Institute (South Carolina); a Retired Senior Volunteer Program at Snead State Junior College (Alabama); a pre-retirement education program at Daytona Beach Community College (Florida); a nutrition education program at Catonsville Community College (Maryland); and the Senior Aides program at Copiah-Lincoln Junior College (Mississippi) which places senior Citizens in public service jobs. Continuing education programs requiring little or no tuition are provided by 38 colleges in the SREB region. While few would question the worth of such programs, there needs to be consensus on what the community service role of the community college is and what it is not. (LH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.