ERIC Number: ED341441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges Small/Rural Community Colleges Commission: Exemplary Programs and Services, 1991.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Small/Rural Community Colleges Commission.
Compiled by the Small/Rural Community Colleges Commission of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, this collection of one-page program descriptions provides information on 121 exemplary programs and/or services at small and/or rural two-year institutions nationwide. Each program description provides the following information: program/service title; target population; college name; executive officer; contact person; college address; phone number; program/service narrative (of up to 250 words); associated costs; personnel requirements; and key concepts for success. Some of the program areas represented include: (1) academic programs, e.g., the "Early Admission Program" at Fulton-Montgomery Community College (New York) which allows qualified high school seniors to take advanced classes at the college; (2) articulation efforts, such as the "2+2 Tech Prep Articulation" program at North Idaho College which coordinates technical programs with secondary school districts; (3) developmental programs, such as the "Individual College Education" at Iowa Central Community College for handicapped and learning disabled students; (4) retraining activities, including the "Gunsmithing" program at Yavapai College (Arizona) that aims for older students forced to find new careers; (5) vocational programs, such as the "Hardware Store Management" program at Navarro College (Texas) that tries to meet a demand for better trained specialists in the hardware industry; (6) personal development programs, such as the "Geritol Frolics" at Brainerd Community College (Minnesota) which involves about 100 senior citizens in a professional quality variety show; and (7) high school equivalency programs, such as the "Second Chance Scholarship" program at Northeastern Junior College (Colorado) for disadvantaged General Equivalency Diploma graduates. (PAA)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Colleges, Community Services, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Program Administration, Program Budgeting, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Scholarships, Small Colleges, Student Personnel Services, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Small/Rural Community Colleges Commission.