ERIC Number: ED209521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Modeling a Program Planning Process for Vocational Education.
Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.
This guide, which derives from planning work at Southeast Community College (Nebraska), is designed to improve the practice of vocational program planning at the postsecondary level. After an overview is provided in the first section, a compilation of seven separate categories is presented which deals with gathering needed information for reviewing new vocational program proposals. The following types of information are suggested to be collected: identification of researchers' implementation date; brief program description; supply/demand data; specific employer needs; future employment opportunities; employer-identified prerequisites; admission requirements; enrollment potential; program design including objectives, structure, impact, and expansion plans; advisory committee construction and other agency involvement; rationale; staffing; facilities; equipment; projected income; budget; and summary comments concerning impact, timing, and justification. An elaborate color-coded participation matrix is presented using eight generic questions with a descriptive scale describing the possible involvement of governments, educational agencies, employers, employees, the general public, and the local school. A planning process model is diagramatically presented in order to assess a vocational program at any stage of its justification, development, implementation, or operation. An illustration of the process is presented in the development of a program for sonographers. A PERT network is provided which includes events, activities, and time frames. A bibliography of sources, the new program proposal, and a questionnaire for data collection are appended. (BPB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska Occupational Needs Research Coordinating Unit, Lincoln.; Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.