ERIC Number: ED148453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Report on the Proceedings of the Regional Conference on the Community in the Community College and a Comparison of Participant's Responses Concerning Their Perceptions of the Importance of Community Needs and Philosophy in Relation to the Community in the Community College.
Schweinberger, Otto W.
A major conference was held on December 16, 1976 in Moline, Illinois to provide representatives from colleges and communities through the state with an opportunity to meet with academic humanists in a discussion of the history, present role, and potential of the community college. Local conferences were then developed in four sections of Illinois, using as input video tapes of the material presented at the regional conference. In an attempt to evaluate the effect of the material on the attitudes and opinions of the participants, a pre-/post-test opinionnaire was created to assess the increase or decrease of importance of statements appropriate to the conference objectives. While resulting differences between pre- and post-tests were not statistically significant overall, shifts toward increased importance were shown in the areas of career counseling, adult opportunities, communication and cooperation with community agencies, placement activities, family life improvement, the provision of cultural activities, and the need to respond to senior citizens. Remaining constant with high importance were job training, transfer programs, service to the disadvantaged, student intellectual ability, community service, and the relevance of the college to the community. The speeches and workshop reports of the regional conference are appended. (Author/RT)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Illinois Humanities Council, Champaign.
Authoring Institution: Black Hawk Coll., Moline, IL.