ERIC Number: ED157998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Appalachian Maryland--A Maryland Microcosm to Strengthen Community Services and Continuing Education. Final Report.
Lyons, Paul R.; Alexander, Donald L.
This project report from Frostburg State College, the Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) of Appalachian Maryland, and other area colleges and boards of education is presented in three sections. In the introductory section, three project stages are defined: (1) analysis of existing needs surveys and institutional responsibilities for community service and continuing education programs, (2) identification of program areas and institutional resources where cooperative programming can meet area needs, and (3) submission of findings and recommendations to chief executives of member institutions. In the second section, a summary of the events and processes of the two-phase project are presented. The description of phase 1 includes a history and definition of community services, a summary of community services provided by Western Maryland educational institutions, and a summary of a Western Maryland community services needs survey. In phase 2, remaining project objectives are addressed in a workshop based on elements of a macro-design (adapted from organizational development technology and problem solving methodology). The final section presents eight recommendations, two of which include the appointment of a permanent committee to explore cooperative/collaborative community services programming, and the appointment of a task force to plan and develop specific programs. Appendixes contain partial copy of project proposal, phase 1 progress report, phase 2 macro-design, and matrices and matrix data. (CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Colleges, Community Development, Community Services, Cooperative Planning, Individual Development, Institutional Role, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Program Development, Regional Cooperation, School Responsibility, Social Responsibility
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maryland Univ., College Park. Univ. Coll.
Authoring Institution: Regional Education Service Agency of Appalachian Maryland, Cumberland.; Frostburg State Coll., MD. Public Affairs Inst.