ERIC Number: ED173873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Grants Seeking Barriers and Solutions for Community College Faculty.
Hellweg, Susan A.; Churchman, David A.
Six major barriers face scholars in community colleges who seek grant monies; however, certain policy solutions can eliminate these barriers. Increased instructional workloads, less diversified faculty resources, lack of administrative encouragement or assistance in grants development, faculty attitudes against grantsmanship, and superfluous institutional obstacles can be overcome by appropriate restructuring of campus attitudes, priorities, and organizational principles. Specific corrective policies include the following: provide faculty with formal instruction in writing competitive proposals; help faculty identify possible sources of funds and complete proposals; reduce the number of signatures required for submitting proposals to two or three; budget funds to reduce faculty courseload during projects; publicize success with grants to stimulate interest in seeking grants; strengthen links with federal agencies, local industry, and nearby major research universities; provide funds from campus overhead accounts to academic departments for the development and implementation of grant proposals; and identify characterisitcs of the school that enhance the probability of acquiring grants. (A list of grant programs available to community colleges is appended.) (RL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (San Antonio, Texas, November 10-13, 1979)