Why Would a Community College Want a Women's Center


Larry Tyree

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Conference Proceeding

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Outlines of presentations from a forum on community services and women's centers at Florida postsecondary institutions are provided. Larry Tyree's presentation covered various aspects of community services including administrative commitment, program benefits from an administrative viewpoint, characteristics of continuing education, and components for program development. J. Scott Dailey defined community services, explained the functions of the Higher Education Act (HEA) Title IA, and made suggestions for the best use of HEA funds. Pam Hooper described Gulf Coast Community College's Women's Center, the steps in its development, and the characteristics of its clients. In addition, she related adult life cycle tasks to the responses of the continuing education program, reviewed the objectives of the program, and categorized and described course offerings. Finally, she discussed an Options for Women course and the characteristics of the course facilitator. Susan Thomas described the purpose and objectives of a statewide information exchange system developed by the Resource Center for Women's Programs at Florida State University to deliver services to displaced homemakers.


Material presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (59th, Chicago, Illinois, April 29-May 2, 1979).

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