ERIC Number: ED381195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Small Colleges, Big Missions.
Griffin, W. A., Jr., Ed.
This monograph by the members of the American Association of Community Colleges' Commission on Small and/or Rural Community Colleges shares small and rural community college experiences. In "Leaders through Community Service," Jacqueline D. Taylor provides a model for how small and rural community colleges can be involved in building leaders through community services. "The Role of Institutional Research," by Ford Craig and W. A. Griffin, Jr., explains the role of institutional research in decision making. "Small Colleges and Business Partnerships," by William J. Hierstein, gives practical advice about forming partnerships which benefit both parties. "Educational Reform: It's the Economy, Stupid, or Is It?" by Stephen J. Kridelbaugh, looks at educational reform in terms of economic competitiveness, professional and technical training, accountability, and Oregon's experience with reform. "Advocacy for Literacy: A Blueprint for Action," by Ruth Mercedes Smith, Sandra Feaver, and Vicki Andersen considers the need for literacy education in rural areas and the imperative for community colleges to take a leadership role in this area, and describes the literacy program at Highland Community College in Illinois. "Minority Recruitment at Rural Colleges," by Julius R. Brown, reminds community college leaders of their responsibility to recruit minorities. "External Fund Development: The Gold Medal," by Paul Alcantra, relates the current fund-raising efforts of Cerro Coso Community College in California. Finally, "Evidencing Effectiveness," by W. A. Griffin, Jr., describes the Mid-Plains Community College Area's responses to accreditation team recommendations concerning its role and mission statement, strategic planning process, and outcomes assessment plans. (KP)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Services, Educational Change, Fund Raising, Institutional Research, Literacy Education, Minority Groups, Rural Education, School Business Relationship, Small Colleges, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges
AACC Publications, P.O. Box 311, Annapolis Junction, MD 21701 ($22; $18 members).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC. Commission on Small/Rural Community Colleges