ERIC Number: ED422039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Best Practices in Service Learning: Building a National Community College Network, 1994-1997. AACC Project Brief.
Robinson, Gail; Barnett, Lynn
As part of the Learn and Serve America Program of the Corporation for National Service, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has helped develop campus-based programs that have instigated a growing community college service learning network. Ten colleges, selected in a national competition for grants ranging from $2,000 to $12,000 per year, trained faculty and developed or strengthened relationships with organizations that offered service placement sites for students to address community needs. A variety of "best practices" evolved from the strategies and resources developed at the colleges. The project, which led to permanent service learning programs in all 10 colleges, grew around the key areas of model programs, mentor teams, and clearinghouses. Information regarding implementation, outcomes, and contacts is provided for each of the following service learning community colleges: Albuquerque TVI, New Mexico; Alpena, Michigan; Flathead Valley, Montana; Hocking College, Ohio; Johnson County, Kansas; Kapi'olani, Hawaii; Monroe, New York; Northern Virginia, Virginia; Prestonburg, Kentucky; and Truman College, Illinois. (AS)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Educational Development, Educational Facilities, Educational Resources, Information Networks, Learning Strategies, Mentors, Models, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Service Learning, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.