ERIC Number: ED393523
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct-16
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A Regional Economic Development Partnership for Community-Based Programming.
Garrett, Rick L.; Parker, Walter A.
Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) in Florence, South Carolina, has implemented the Academy for Community College Leadership Advancement, Innovation, and Modeling (ACCLAIM) community-based programming (C-BP) model for developing a regional economic development strategic plan. FDTC offers 27 associate degrees, 10 diplomas, and 9 certificate programs and was originally founded to prepare local residents for the increasing technical nature of area jobs. The ACCLAIM model was designed to assist the 114 community colleges in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland in expanding their mission and leadership roles to include greater emphasis on C-BP. The model is comprised of 15 processual tasks providing a systematic approach to solving community issues and is designed to result in the identification and resolution of major issues, the creation of cooperative and unified efforts, the acceptance of high community expectations among community members, and the emergence of new leaders. As a result of implementing the ACCLAIM model, FDTC developed a definition of C-BP, established C-BP training institutes, revised college mission and goals statements, established an environmental scanning committee and regional economic development partnership with other groups concerned with economic development, and organized county planning groups. Problems encountered in the process included a lack of communication and skepticism among participants. Appendixes provide maps of the FDTC service area, a list of major employers, information on the ACCLAIM model, FDTC's definition of C-BP, and timelines and organizational charts related to FDTC initiatives. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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