ERIC Number: ED354975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Community-Based Programming: An Opportunity and Imperative for the Community College. Institutes & Workshops.
Boone, Edgar J.
Community-based programming (CBP) is a cooperative process in which a community college serves as the leader and catalyst in effecting collaboration among the people, leaders and community organizations in its service area. This report discusses the changing role of the community college, the nature of CBP, and expected outcomes of the process, including identification of community concerns, unified action, high community standards, and the development of new leaders. In addition, 15 tasks are presented for use by community college leaders in carrying out CBP, including: (1) develop a definition of CBP that encompasses the basic principles required to fulfill the college mission as a community-based institution; (2) increase knowledge about the local social-cultural, economic, and political environment; (3) critically examine college operations to ensure an emphasis on CBP; (4) establish an environmental scanning committee (ESC) to evaluate the external environment and identify and rank issues of concern to the community; (5) provide leadership for the ESC; (6) the ESC should consult and seek confirmation from other community leaders; (7) gather information on local populations affected by identified issues; (8) identify formal and informal leaders within target communities; (9) initiate dialogue with leaders of target communities in order to attain consensus; (10) create a setting for leaders to formulate and discuss a unified plan of action; (11) provide leadership in carrying out the plan; (12) provide opportunities for leaders to report to their constituencies throughout the implementation phase; (13) provide catalytic leadership in assessing final outcome achieved and cost-effectiveness of the plan; (14) arrange opportunities for leaders to report to their groups on results attained or progress made toward resolving the issue; and (15) use results of the plan to develop and implement new plans for continued treatment of the problem. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Planning, College Role, Community Benefits, Community Colleges, Community Cooperation, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Community Relations, Community Role, Institutional Cooperation, Program Implementation, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Academy for Community Coll. Leadership Advancement, Innovation, and Modeling.