ERIC Number: ED278441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct-17
Community Colleges and Economic Development. National Council for Occupational Education Monograph Series, Volume II, Number 3.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Council for Occupational Education.
A study was conducted by the National Council of Occupational Education to measure the extent to which community, junior, and technical colleges were engaged in economic development activities. A questionnaire was mailed to 1,144 colleges in March and April of 1986, requesting information on the types of economic development activities performed by the colleges and how important these activities were perceived to be. Study findings, based on a a 37.80% response rate, included the following: (1) 52% of the respondents stated that their colleges evaluated their economic development activities and 86% publicized their involvement; (2) 40% had developed and published mission statements referencing economic development; (3) 35% reported the existence of a policy and procedures for economic development; (4) 47% had designated economic development specialists and 77% encouraged faculty involvement in economic development; (5) 95% had established linkages with economic development agencies; and (6) 69.83% provided "quick start" training of employees of new and expanding businesses and industries. The survey instrument and detailed findings are appended. (LAL)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Financial Support, Job Training, National Surveys, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
NCOE Executive Director, North Central Technical Institute, 1000 Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54501 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Students
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Council for Occupational Education.
Note: Report prepared by the Task Force on the Role of Community Colleges in Economic Development of the National Council for Occupational Education.