ERIC Number: ED214587
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Interreliance: An Energy Awareness Project for the Community Colleges. A Report of the Task Force on Energy Education.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of the Chancellor for Community Colleges.
This report describes the activities and recommendations of the Chancellor's Energy Task Force, which was established to give emphasis and direction to systemwide energy education efforts within the Hawaii community colleges. Part I describes the activities of the Energy Conservation on Campus Committee, which resulted in campuswide plans to identify conservation needs, assess conservation efforts, recommend incentives, and determine possible areas for future conservation. Part II contains a local manpower and feasibility study report. After identifying alternative energy sources (i.e., bioconversion, geothermal, ocean thermal, direct solar energy, and wind energy) and describing study methodology, the study report considers findings in the areas of industry growth plans and potential, industry's labor needs over a five-year period, and requisite employee skills. The Energy Education Committee's recommendations, based on study findings, are then presented, including the recommendation that no programs be initiated at this time, though courses focusing on alternative energy sources be added to existing curricula. Part III summarizes the activities and recommendations of the Energy Awareness for Campus and Community Committee, noting survey results on energy-related instruction on campus and recommending curricular modifications. Limited community services involvement by the campuses is noted and a leadership role in community education recommended. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of the Chancellor for Community Colleges.