ERIC Number: ED229061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Community College Centers for Contracted Programs: A Sequel to Shoulders to the Wheel.
Mahoney, James R.
Based on a survey of 37 colleges, this booklet provides a summary of the characteristics of special community college centers that contract educational services to business, industry, government, and other groups in the local community. Following background information on the development and uses of the booklet and its special relevance to energy education, factors are outlined that have influenced the creation of centers for coordinating college and community relationships. Next, a composite is drawn of the centers' goals, objectives, services, contact and linkage approaches, program development procedures, and administrative details. Problems experienced by the centers are then discussed in areas such as faculty, college/program credibility, and tracking and follow-up systems. Advice offered by survey respondents is then presented for colleges interested in initiating or expanding involvement in contracted educational services. Finally, brief case studies are presented of the centers at the West Valley Joint Community College (CC) District, College of DuPage, Moraine Valley CC, Prairie State College, University of Maine at Augusta, North Shore CC, Kalamazoo Valley CC, Mercer County CC, College of the Albemarle, Portland CC, Southwestern Oregon CC, Williamsport Area CC, State Technical Institute at Memphis, Lee College, and Wytheville CC. Each case study provides information on the community, the college, and the operations and characteristics of the center. (DAB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Community Coordination, Contracts, Financial Support, Inplant Programs, Institutional Advancement, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see ED 214 584.