ERIC Number: ED229071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Future Management, Funding, and Scope of Community Services Education within the Los Angeles Community College District.
Ireland, Jackie; Gegna, Michael
This report examines the role of community services within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD); presents the findings of a nationwide study of community service programs; and provides recommendations for a new community services model in the LACCD. After section I introduces the scope of the report, section II provides a historical and philosophical perspective on community college missions and finances and section III reviews the history of community services in California and the LACCD. Section IV outlines the methodology of the community services study, which involved surveys, interviews, and/or on-site visits to obtain information about 36 community service programs that had been identified as self-supporting or excelling in community or extension services. Section V presents and analyzes study results in terms of: (1) finances, including information on budgets, fiscal control, fee formulas, and self-support; (2) programs, including data on components, participants, facilities, marketing, needs assessment, contract education, and personnel roles; and (3) management, including findings related to integrated, independent, and brokerage models for administration. Section VI presents conclusions and indicates criteria for evaluating alternative community service models, and section VII recommends the creation of a self-supporting community services institute in the LACCD. The survey instrument and alternate program models are appended. (HB)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Community Services, Educational Finance, Extension Education, Financial Support, Models, Multicampus Districts, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Noncredit Courses, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Questionnaires, Student Costs
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Educational Services Div.