ERIC Number: ED219105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Mid-Year Report: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Project (FY '76).
This report provides a description and evaluation of a project conducted at Parkersburg Community College to provide workers in local industry with postsecondary educational opportunities in the work place. After chapter I introduces the philosophical base of the project, chapter II outlines its intended outcomes, which included: (1) the establishment of learning facilities and materials in each major industrial plant in the area, allowing workers to take courses at their own pace and coordinating course offerings to fit the needs of plant management; (2) short-term objectives, including the improvement of workers' basic skills and potential for furthering their education; and (3) long-term objectives, including an increase in the number of workers willing to engage in formal study and an increase in the relevance of courses to workers' job experiences. This chapter also provides a description of the extent to which these goals had been achieved after the project's first semester of implementation. Chapter III outlines the methods and results of project evaluations by students, instructors, plant personnel, and outside evaluators, and chapter IV presents an overview of the project's financial status. Chapters V and VI detail plans and the budget for the following year. Chapter VII discusses the project's impact on the basis of reports, data and narratives. Finally, chapter VIII addresses problems encountered during the operation of the project. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Parkersburg Community Coll., WV.
Note: Not available in paper copies due to the marginal reproducibility of the original document. Appendices mentioned in the document are not included.