ERIC Number: ED361511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Improving the Quality of Continuing Higher Educators' Leadership Role in Economic and Community Development Planning. Research Report.
Ferro, Trenton R.
In response to a 1991 call issued by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, eight institutions were selected to participate in a model process designed to involve higher education in the economics of community development. They were: Bloomsburg University, Chadron State College, Kean College of New Jersey, Murray State University, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Shawnee State University, the State University of New York at Brockport, and Western Carolina University. The Mon Valley Tri-State Leadership Academy, a regional consortium whose mission and activities parallel those of the model process, also participated. The model process included the following steps: completion of institutional self-assessments, process design; process organization; definition of economic and community development; analysis of each institution's environment; development of goals, strategies, and initiatives; program implementation; and evaluation of program results. All eight institutions conducted self-assessments, designed a planning process that involved bringing together key institutional and community decision makers, identified problems faced by continuing educators as they attempt to expand their leadership role in economic and community development planning, and recommended actions continuing educators can take to overcome the problems identified. (Recommendations for further research, a list of institutional respondents, and a 12-item bibliography are included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association for Continuing Higher Education.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Indiana.