ERIC Number: ED300077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Community Development Issue Paper.
Caswell, Jackie; And Others
An overview is provided of the development of the Dallas County Community College District's (DCCCD's) Community Development Program, highlighting its accomplishments during its first two and one-half years of operation, and the District's plans for the future. Section I offers introductory comments and defines community development as the process by which an institution actually participates in upgrading the quality of life of its constituents. Section II explains how the DCCCD's Community Development Program evolved and highlights some of the major program activities, including a mini-conference with community leaders; cooperative activities between the DCCCD campuses and middle schools to encourage young students to develop higher education goals; demographic studies; Martin Luther King, Jr., National Holiday activities; the creation of an institute to train individuals from predominantly minority communities for leadership and community service; and a summer program to encourage minority students to enroll in engineering and engineering technology programs. Section III assesses the current status of such community development efforts as: (1) college activity plans, reflecting each institution's responsibility to encourage minority students to attend college; (2) special projects to address specific concerns on each campus; (3) campus-level recruitment efforts; and (4) campus visits by educational consultants. Sections IV and V discuss future directions and offer recommendations for program improvement. Appendixes offer additional information on various community development projects. (AAZC)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Students, College Role, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Community Development, Community Leaders, Community Services, Middle Schools, Minority Groups, Multicampus Districts, Program Descriptions, Quality of Life, School Community Relationship, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges
Dallas County Community College District, 701 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dallas County Community Coll. District, TX.