ERIC Number: ED030433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
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Preliminary Investigation for the Urban Campus of Erie Community College.
Erie County Technical Inst., Buffalo, NY.
This report on a 4-month survey was made to assist in the academic planning for the urban (Buffalo) campus of Erie Community College. The Office of Institute Research reviewed current literature and (by interview, questionnaire, and group discussion) sought opinions from educators, businessmen, community leaders, and students. It collected data on (1) the number of students interested in attending the campus, (2) how they differed from those at other colleges, (3) what programs should be offered, (4) whether these would overlap or interfere with established programs, (5) what programs the students wanted, (6) what programs community leaders preferred, (7) the best balance of vocational, technical, and liberal arts courses. (Site and availability of public transportation were already known.) A questionnaire was sent to 122 firms; 84 replied, with their recommendations for occupational, transfer, and vocational programs. Of 41 high schools questioned, 27 listed the programs and courses they felt most important and described the characteristics of their students. Community leaders both Negro and white, freely expressed their viewpoints on college programs and purposes. Figures from the New York State Department of Labor's projected manpower needs were also taken into account. Integration of response to the survey show the preferential ranking of the programs. The results are summarized. Details of the survey, the questionnaires, and miscellaneious comments are appended. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Erie County Technical Inst., Buffalo, NY.
Identifiers: New York