ERIC Number: ED346926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Collaborating To Help High-Risk Students Succeed. Beacon Guide.
Chemeketa Community Coll., Salem, OR.
The goal of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges' Beacon Colleges Initiative is to disseminate information about exemplary collaborative programs and services. In Oregon, Chemeketa Community College is the Beacon College which has been working in association with five other community colleges in the state to build community beyond the campus by collaborating with employers and agencies to help high-risk students succeed. This guide, designed as a resource for those wishing to initiate collaborative projects of their own, presents an overview of efforts undertaken by the Oregon consortium. In section I, six "Beacon Briefs" are presented, offering background information on key concepts, services, or issues related to programs for high-risk community college students. Section II consists of charts of each college's collaborative projects with agencies or employers, listing major activities, contact people, the external partners involved, the source of funding, and the target population. A glossary of organizational and educational acronyms is also provided. In section III, 31 brief annotations are offered of model projects and resource documents, including: (1) Adult and Family Services Self-Sufficiency Center; (2) Alternative High School; (3) Dislocated Worker Project; (4) Dropout Recovery Project; (5) Early Childhood Education On-the-Job Training; (6) English as a Second Language; (7) Even Start Family Literacy; (8) "Improving Children's Welfare: Learning from Iowa"; (9) Job Placement Resource Center; and (10) Migrant Even Start. Each annotation includes a contact person and address. (JSP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chemeketa Community Coll., Salem, OR.
Note: An AACJC Beacon College project conducted in collaboration with Blue Mountain Community College, Chemeketa Community College, Clackamas Community College, Lane Community College, Mt. Hood Community College, and Rogue Community College of Oregon.