ERIC Number: ED363151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul-6
Reference Count: N/A
Anchors for Community: A Report to the President and the College.
This report of a New York City Technical College (NYCTC) task force focuses on a diminished sense of campus and institutional community. Three committees were formed to explore the problem. The committees' findings are reported in an early section. The Research Committee found a lack of studies on college community and recommended some models for community and identified five elements to establishing effective communities. The Questionnaire Committee designed two questionnaires: one for faculty and staff and one for students. Questionnaire data indicated rates of use of various facilities, frequent complaints, ratings of services, and suggestions for events. The Open Hearings Committee offered a number of recommendations for change and uncovered some campus-wide dissatisfaction with respect to relations between community members. Overall the report finds that NYCTC is two communities: a "ministrative" (caring, serving, as well as administrative) community existing to serve the college and each other, and a collegial community marked by a strong desire for belonging and commitment to the college. The report urges that efforts to anchor these two aspects of community be rooted in purpose, respect, communication, and celebration. The report closes with a detailed list of 24 practical suggestions for change in both ministrative and collegial communities. An appendix contains correspondence, committee reports, and questionnaire data reports. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York City Technical Coll., Brooklyn.