ERIC Number: ED356814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-May
Community College Programs for Older Adults: A Resource Directory of Guidelines, Comprehensive Programming Models, and Selected Programs.
Beckman, Brenda Marshall; Ventura-Merkel, Catherine
In an effort to more effectively disseminate information about community college programs for older adults, this directory was developed for three purposes: to make guidelines available for establishing, expanding, or revising programs; to offer a selection of successful programming models; and to provide a compendium of existing programs. Part I presents guidelines for designing and implementing community college programs for older adult students, developed by a national task force of community college administrators. Information is provided on gaining institutional commitment and policy support, establishing a formal unit, organizing an advisory committee, obtaining financial support, developing and coordinating staff and facilities, creating a supportive environment, tailoring a curriculum, forging strong legislative connections, developing a marketing plan, and evaluating the program. Part II highlights sample programming models from nine institutions of varying size and from different geographic areas. Brief descriptions are provided for each program, focusing on the scope of the programming, the complexity of the administrative units doing the programming, and the amount and sources of funding, and providing the name and address of an institutional contact person for additional information. Finally, part III presents a directory of selected community college programs for older adults in 24 states and Alberta, Canada. Each entry describes program objectives, credit/noncredit status, location, numbers served, funding sources, and program type, and provides the address and telephone number of a contact person. (MAB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Community Colleges, Community Education, Community Services, Continuing Education, Lifelong Learning, Models, Nontraditional Students, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Implementation, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.; League for Innovation in the Community Coll., Laguna Hills, CA.
Note: For a status report, see JC 930 215.