Optimal College Town Assessment Tool

Posted by College Town Assessment on May 2, 2016

Do you have challenges dealing with student misbehavior in your community? Is your city upset about development that is happening on or near your campus? How much have you recently thought about or invested in your town-gown relationships in ways that might prevent such issues from becoming a full-blown crisis?

I learned the hard way about the importance of having strong campus-community relations. And since then I have made it my mission to help others understand and improve their own town gown relationships.

For more on this topic, I invite you to explore my book, The Optimal Town-Gown Marriage: Taking Campus-Community Outreach and Engagement to the Next Level, and take a look at the online Optimal College Town Assessment (OCTA) tool that is providing many colleges and universities with valuable data – a critical first step in strengthening town-gown relations.



Stephen M. Gavazzi, Ph.D.
President, College Town Assessment, LLC

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