ERIC Number: ED187391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Continuing Education: Blueprint for Excellence.
Herder, Dale M.; Standridge, Larry A.
Educational programs in learning centers away from a central campus can tap a largely forgotten "market" of community college students, especially in times of higher energy costs when many suburban or rural adults may not wish to drive to a central campus. However, in order for these programs to be effective, sound management is essential. An analysis of Lansing Community College's Continuing Education program reveals six elements that are vital to its success: (1) the institutional organizational chart locates the Director of Continuing Education near the central administrative structure to enhance his/her credibility and to allow for the effective coordination of departmental activities; (2) a formal contract delineates the roles and respective functions of the college and its local school district; (3) a consultant to the college president serves as an intermediary with the superintendents of local school districts; (4) scheduling based on student and community needs offers students a broad selection of courses and fosters growth in enrollment; (5) a philosophy of public relations based on communication seeks to alert community members to what is going to happen, inform them of when it is scheduled, and remind them that courses are about to begin; and (6) the same basic support services that are provided at the central campus are available for continuing education students. (Author/AYC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Role, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Consultants, Continuing Education, Extension Education, Information Dissemination, Off Campus Facilities, Outreach Programs, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Public Relations, Scheduling, School Districts, School Schedules, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lansing Community Coll., MI.