ERIC Number: ED214584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Shoulders to the Wheel: Energy-Related College/Business Cooperative Agreements.
Jackman, Mary Jane G.; Mahoney, James R.
This booklet provides information on cooperative agreements between college and industry, focusing special attention on such agreements in energy-related fields. After highlighting the major elements of cooperative agreements and their benefits and potential problems, the report examines the economic context in which joint activity between colleges and industry must operate; outlines current national economic problems; discusses the Reagan administration's proposed solution to these problems and the impact of Reagan's economic recovery plan on federal agencies; and assesses the potential contributions which community colleges can make to the resolution of these problems. Next, a full case study of a cooperative agreement between Edmonds Community College and the Public Utility District Number 1 of Snohomish County, Washington, is provided, followed by five brief case studies, and 32 case study abstracts of current projects involving two-year colleges and industry in 21 states. The North Carolina State Economic Development Model is then described. The following section provides an analysis of cooperative agreements; identifies some of their special characteristics; highlights several models; points to benefits and problems associated with their implementation; and offers advice for developing joint college/industry activities. Appendices provide a formal overview of federal economic policies since the 1930's, an example of a formal written agreement, and a bibliography. (HB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Planning, Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Economic Development, Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Energy, Program Development, Public Policy, School Business Relationship, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC. Energy Communications Center.