ERIC Number: ED206354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-14
Reference Count: 0
Handbook for Educational Planning as It Relates to New Course Development at the Community College of Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.
This explanation of the new course development process at the Community College of Philadelphia covers both the administrative procedures which should be followed and the components of the proposal for adding new courses. The paper first asks the instructor interested in proposing a new course to question its relationship to the goals of the school, program, and students; assess its feasibility; and determine whether it duplicates any other course. Next, an outline is presented of the 16 steps involved in effective educational planning at the course level. This outline leads the instructor from the prewriting steps of conceptualization of the course, confirmation of its consistency with institutional and program goals, and gaining of preliminary support from the department, division, and provost; through construction of the course to an appropriate level of development and the obtaining of approval; through the administrative steps (which are not explained) involved in budgeting, catalog inclusion, student recruitment, facilities planning, and faculty selection and orientation (these steps are not explained); to the final steps of course implementation, evaluation, and redesign. Next, the minimal, intermediate, and fully developed levels of course development mentioned in the outline are recognized and described. Finally, the procedures for developing and approving new career and general education courses and the slightly different procedures for developing support courses are described. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.
Identifiers: Course Development