ERIC Number: ED332750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Building Partnerships with Agencies & Employers To Help High Risk Students Succeed. The AACJC/Kellogg Beacon Colleges Initiative.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
The American Association of Community and Junior Colleges' (AACJC's) Beacon College Project requires a Beacon College to form a consortium with five to ten associate community colleges (CCs) for the purpose of furthering the recommendations of the AACJC Futures Commission report regarding the building of communities. In Oregon, Chemeketa Community College (CCC) is the Beacon College, and Blue Mountain CC, Clackamas CC, Lane CC, Mount Hood CC, and Rogue CC are the other members of the consortium. The colleges are focusing on ways to build partnerships with community agencies and employers to help high risk students succeed in education and the work force. The consortium meets quarterly to share practices that promote partnerships that ensure more comprehensive student assessment and assistance in goal planning, more seamless transitions between program components and agencies, more successful educational and job placement, better coordinated support services, and more effective tracking and reporting. This document consists of: (1) Dawn Marges's remarks at the AACJC 1991 convention regarding CCC's Beacon Project, which provide an overview of the project and brief descriptions of three successful CCC partnerships; (2) a list of eight steps involved in developing collaboration; (3) Winter 1991 and Spring 1991 issues of "Beacon Bulletin," a quarterly newsletter for faculty and staff working with high-risk students, highlighting challenges and promising practices; (4) a one-page description of the CCC Family Resource Center; and (5) a directory of programs and projects involving CCC and the other members of the consortium in collaboration with agencies or employers. For each college in the consortium, the directory lists the name of the project, its major purpose and activity, the contact person, telephone number, division/department, external partners, funding, end date, future plans, printed/video materials available, and target group (e.g., dislocated workers, minorities, corrections, homeless). (JMC)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.