ERIC Number: ED356018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Economic Development Practices among Small/Rural Community Colleges.
Esbeck, Tim, Comp.; Falcone, Lisa, Ed.
In developing this compendium of exemplary economic development practices among small and/or rural two-year colleges, the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Small/Rural Community Colleges (CSMCC) sent out a call for program descriptions to all community colleges with less than 3,000 full-time employees or that were self-designated as small or rural. A sample of the best submissions were selected by committee for inclusion in this publication. Following a brief introduction and a listing of CSMCC members, the report presents one-page summaries of 89 economic development programs. The program summaries are grouped into the following categories: (1) efforts in entrepreneurship/new business development, including Bessemer State Technical College's (Alabama) business incubator program and Phillips County Community College's (Arkansas) ethanol production facility study; (2) processes for technology deployment, including Gateway Community Technical College's (Connecticut) automotive cooperative program and Clovis Community College's (New Mexico) instruction via fiber optics program; (3) industrial recruitment and retention efforts, including Alabama Aviation and Technical College's retiree recruitment program and Illinois Central College's economic development consortium; and (4) college relationships with business and industry, including Allen County Community College's (Kansas) robotic installation assistance program and Alexandria Technical College's (Minnesota) center for total quality management training. Each program summary includes the program name; name of the college, the executive officer, and the college address; the program contact person and his/her telephone number; a summary of exemplary accomplishments; a description of what was done and how it was done; resource requirements; and a list of key factors in success. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Program Descriptions, Rural Development, Rural Schools, School Business Relationship, Small Colleges, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community Colleges Publications, P.O. Box 1737, Salisbury, MD 21802 ($20; $15 for members).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: A product of the Commission on Small/Rural Community Colleges.