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ERIC Number: ED369439
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Moving Teaching and Learning into the Twenty-first Century through Community-Based Programming.
McNutt, Anne S.
The Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL), in South Carolina, is one of eight pilot community colleges involved in the Academy for Community College Leadership Advancement, Innovation, and Modeling (ACCLAIM). ACCLAIM is a demonstration project involving colleges in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina concerned with expanding the colleges' role in community-based programming (CBP), and includes such components as a continuing education program for college staff, an interdisciplinary doctoral degree program in community college leadership, the development of program materials, and a faculty renewal program. At TCL, implementation of CBP relied heavily on the continuing education program, with 18 faculty, staff, and administrators participating in five 3-day retreats in 1992-93 to develop the skills needed to implement CBP. Another crucial element was the formation of an Environmental Scanning Committee (ESC), a diverse, 17-member body providing data on current and emerging issues affecting the quality of life in the college's service area. To date, the ESC has identified the role of intergovernmental affairs, the economy, education, the environment, health, quality of life, and the infrastructure as important regional issues. For each issue, a target public will be identified and coalitions will be formed to develop consensus on plans of action and implementation, with the college providing leadership. CBP has helped TCL be both a leader and partner in addressing key community issues and enabled it to serve the community more effectively. (KP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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