ERIC Number: ED340439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Guidelines for Community Colleges To Follow in Community-Based Programming.
Boone, Edgar J.
Community-based programming (CBP) is a process in which a community college becomes the leader in effecting collaboration among the people, their leaders, and community-based organizations and agencies in its service area to identify and seek resolution to major issues facing the community and its people. To facilitate CBP, a community college should: (1) reach consensus on a definition of CBP; (2) determine which of its programs are consistent with its working definition of CBP; (3) review its mission to determine whether it is compatible with CBP; (4) evaluate organizational operating procedures and the college's capacity to engage in CBP; (5) assess the competencies and skills of existing staff; and (6) develop and implement a strategy for equipping staff with the skills to undertake CBP, including in-house workshops to review the concept and process of CBP, and self-directed staff learning programs on CBP, utilizing available print materials, video programs, and visiting consultants and speakers. In addition, the college should establish an environmental scanning committee comprised of college personnel and community representatives; identify, rank, and legitimize community issues; identify the target public for each issue and spokespersons within the target population; develop, in conjunction with these spokespersons, plans of action for addressing the issues; develop and implement programs to carry out the plans of action; and establish evaluation procedures. (PAA)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College Planning, College Role, Community Colleges, Community Development, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Community Role, Cooperative Planning, Inservice Education, Institutional Mission, Problem Solving, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Academy for Community Coll. Leadership Advancement, Innovation, and Modeling.