ERIC Number: ED485284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Reference Count: 0
From Out Here: Valuing our Rural Colleges
Geller, Jack M.
Center for Rural Policy and Development
There is little doubt that having a local college or university in your community is a wonderful local and regional asset. However, the true size and scope of its economic value and impact on the community can vary greatly. Is your community just thankful that as a large employer the college provides a large and stable payroll? Is the college simply that cluster of buildings up on the hill? Or is the college, its administration, faculty and staff integrated into the social, cultural and economic life of the community? Does it foster new ideas, creativity and a unique cultural pulse to the community? Is it engaged with local business and industry in customized training and workforce enhancement activities? Is it assisting in the fostering of an emerging creative class?
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: State Univ., Mankato. Center for Rural Policy and Development.