ERIC Number: ED151053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Community in Community College.
Marsee, Stuart E.
Suggestions for improving community relationships necessary to the development of community colleges as a social and economic force are provided. The board of trustees' role in strengthening institutional programs, in considering the interests of the total community, and in solving school problems is reviewed. Citizen advisory committees are suggested as an invaluable aid in presenting programs such as bond issues to the community; to that end, appointees must be carefully selected to represent all community segments and only when there are definite functions to perform. The public relations of bond campaigns, the value of community and student surveys, ways in which college facilities can best serve the community, and the use of mass media in establishing communication between colleges and communities are summarized. It is concluded that the heart of good college/community relations derives from high performance levels on the parts of the college and its representatives to the community. Lists of rules and principles to follow are included for advisory committees, bond campaigns, use of facilities, and public information programs. A checklist of functions for community services programs in the areas of personal development, community development, and program development is also provided. (TR)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Camino Coll., Torrance, CA.