ERIC Number: ED376397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Collaboration with Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A Guide for the Network on Aging.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) stand as important resources for the Network on Aging. Because of the HBCUs' unique relationship with the minority community, they can enhance the Network's ability to reach the under-served, older minority population. This Guide arose from recommendations for collaboration between the Network on Aging and HBCUs. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (NAAAA) reviewed suggestions made by directors of Area Agencies on Aging and faculty members of HBCUs, focusing on minority related policy recommendations developed in 1985. The resulting Guide targets State and Area Agency personnel to help them develop collaborative relationships with HBCUs. The Guide summarizes the functions of State and Area Agencies and also offers guidelines for joint ventures in each functional area. The second portion of the Guide matches the major areas of responsibility assumed by the State and Area Agencies along with the potential resources of the HBCUs available for agency needs. Not comprehensive in its treatment, the Guide should be used as a framework for developing relationships tailored to the needs of the community. Featured are examples of collaborative efforts between the Network on Aging and HBCUs. An appendix provides a directory of HBCUs. (RJM)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Black Colleges, Black Community, Black Education, Black Institutions, Black Organizations, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Higher Education, Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Preretirement Education, School Community Relationship, Shared Resources and Services
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.