ERIC Number: ED256932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Economic Development and the Community College. Research and Development Series No. 251.
Long, James P.; And Others
This report looks at what two-year postsecondary institutions can do as participants in economic development at the local, State, and National levels. Chapter I capsulizes definitions and issues, examines how most two-year colleges view the economic development thrust, and gives an overview of the basic approaches they take. To investigate local approaches, chapter II surveys five leaders in one sample state (Iowa) in which community colleges participate actively in local economic development strategies. It offers a consensus opinion on what guidelines a community college should follow when becoming involved in local economic development efforts. Chapter III focuses on how community, junior, and technical colleges work together at the State level to pursue economic development in States with varying emphases and levels of commitment to organized economic development. Relevant activity at the National level is also reviewed. Chapter IV contains practical information and ideas in the form of case studies of seven projects undertaken by community colleges to advance economic development at all three levels. Chapter V summarizes crucial information. Appendixes include a model industrial/commercial retention survey, listing of professional and trade associations, National Postsecondary Alliance Membership List for 1983-84, and a listing of additional resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, State Programs, Two Year Colleges
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (RD 251--$7.25).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Postsecondary Alliance, Columbus, OH.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.