ERIC Number: ED342431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Energizing and Focusing the Movement. National Organizations Impacting Community, Technical and Junior Colleges: A Guidebook for Human Resource Development.
Betts, John Lee
This analysis of national leadership and service organizations (NL/SO's) lists and describes 26 NL/SO's that provide professional development, networking, and advancement opportunities for the nation's community colleges. Part 1 provides introductory comments on the external forces affecting community colleges, and the internal and external resources supporting NL/SO's. This section also presents information on a survey of 139 community colleges regarding the NL/SO's with which they were affiliated. The survey revealed that nine different organizations were affiliated with at least 27 colleges (40% of those responding), and that the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC), the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT), the League for Innovation in the Community College, and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) were mentioned by 54% of the respondents. Part 2 contains a guide to mission, programs, and activities of the 26 NL/SO's serving associate-degree colleges. AACJC, ACCT, the League for Innovation in the Community College, NISOD, and the Phi Theta Kappa Society are described first, followed by descriptions of six organizations that serve both two- and four-year institutions. This section concludes with brief descriptions of other NL/SO's with defined constituencies, an international focus, a focus on staff and institutional development, or that are based at universities. Part 3 describes the benefits of NL/SO's, provides guidelines for their use in human resource development, and offers conclusions and recommendations. Appendixes include descriptions of AACJC-affiliated councils and university-based higher education programs, survey instruments, and a list of respondents. (JMC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Human Resources, Leadership, National Organizations, National Surveys, Organizational Objectives, Professional Associations, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Two Year Colleges
College and University Personnel Association (CUPA), 1233 20th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($18.00 for CUPA members; $25.00 for non-members).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reference Materials - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College and Univ. Personnel Association, Washington, DC.