ERIC Number: ED411921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Establishing a Major Off-Campus Center: The Midlands Model.
Marciniak, Mark P.
Delta College, a community college in Michigan, utilized a vacant high school in Midland County as an off-campus, community based facility. With limited resources, the college transformed the school into an instructional site to serve students in their communities, enhance college visibility, and serve increasing enrollment. The establishment of the Delta College Midland Center required: (1) collaborating with community leaders and conducting needs assessments; (2) developing a handbook for faculty teaching at the center; (3) staffing beyond job descriptions; (4) contract services; (5) furnishings; (6) student services; (7) technology; (8) learning services; (9) collegiality; and (10) revenue enhancement. The purposes and functions of the Delta College Center are to provide community residents with access to educational services, a unique learning environment tailored to the community's needs, programs and services that develop potential and creativity as well as career training, a high quality teaching/learning environment, and formal and informal experiences promoting the social and cultural diversity of the community. The experience in the "Midland Model" will serve as a guide in the operation of additional college facilities, which are presently underway. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delta Coll., University Center, MI.