ERIC Number: ED312006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Community Colleges and Economic Development: Models of Institutional Effectiveness.
Katsinas, Stephen G.; Lacey, Vincent A.
An overview is provided of the nontraditional, direct involvement of community colleges in economic development activities. While a review of the literature and a discussion of the factors leading to community colleges' participation in economic development are included, the primary focus of the monograph is on seven models of nontraditional involvement in economic development. Part 1 reviews the literature on economic development as it applies to community colleges and distinguishes between traditional and nontraditional activities. In part 2, key demographic, economic, and sociopolitical trends and forces are described that have provided incentives for community colleges' involvement in the economic growth of their regions and states. Case studies illustrating seven nontraditional models of direct involvement by community colleges are presented in part 3. Descriptions are provided of the Institute for Business and Industry at Lake Michigan College (Michigan); the Mid-Florida Research and Business Center, Inc., at Daytona Beach Community College (Florida); the Pueblo Business Assistance Network at Pueblo Community College (Colorado); the Office Automation Center at Trident Technical College (South Carolina); performance-based contracting at Florida Community College at Jacksonville; the Bevill Center for Advanced Technology at Gadsden State Community College (Alabama); and the international focus of the Center for Business and Industry at Miami-Dade Community College (Florida). Part 4 identifies key factors associated with the success of nontraditional approaches. (AYC)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Role, Community Colleges, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Labor Education, Program Descriptions, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges Publications, 80 South Early Street, Alexandria, VA 22304 ($15.00, $12.00 for members).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.