ERIC Number: ED463818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Engagement in Community Programs and Services. AACC Research Brief.
Phinney, Lisa; Schoen, Mary Kay; Hause, Ellen
This document is a report on a 2001 national survey of community colleges conducted by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The survey was designed to identify various community service programs that community colleges administered, partnered, or sponsored. The study surveyed 1,067 community colleges, with 363 colleges (34%) responding. Results indicated that community colleges were engaged in a variety of community service programs and projects. Some colleges offered facilities to house community service programs. Other colleges offered leadership workshops, health screenings, diversity programs, and cultural art events. More than 80% of the responding community colleges mentioned community service in their mission statements. Over 60% of the respondents actively encouraged students to participate in community service projects. Some colleges offered students volunteer referral and college credit for volunteer work. Many colleges partnered with other organizations in joint community service efforts. The colleges also partnered with local and state governments, healthcare providers, non-profit organizations, law enforcement agencies, K-12 schools, and churches. Colleges offered programs targeted to youth and senior citizens. Their main goal was to offer lifelong learning opportunities to the community. The report includes Web site information and provides numerous tables. (MKF)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Lifelong Learning, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, Two Year Colleges
Community College Press, P.O. Box 311, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-6557 ($20 for packs of 20). Tel: 800-250-6557 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.aacc.nche.edu.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.