ERIC Number: ED206361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
A Workshop on Improving Community Relations through Increased Faculty Involvement.
Goetsch, David L.
Prepared for use in an instructor workshop, this booklet suggests ways community college instructors can become more actively involved in community relations. After a statement of purpose and a delineation of participant objectives, the booklet describes how the workshop is to be conducted (i.e., using a lecture, discussion, and question-and-answer format) and evaluated. The booklet then defines community relations as the composite of all those on-going processes undertaken to gain, nurture, and maintain the support, respect, interest, and awareness of the community being served. Next, nine factors which inhibit positive community relations are enumerated, and general strategies and information instructors can use to overcome each of these factors are suggested. These factors are: (1) concern over the quality of education; (2) parental bias toward the institution they attended; (3) unjustified fears of failing and of time and job conflicts; (4) ineffective high school counseling; (5) competition from other public and private schools; (6) difficult enrollment and admissions procedures; (7) class scheduling problems; (8) the rising cost of education; and (9) lack of awareness about the college. The booklet concludes with three lists of specific activities for establishing and nurturing contacts in the community, developing community relations materials, and implementing community relations activities. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Okaloosa-Walton Junior Coll., Niceville, FL.