ERIC Number: ED230244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-26
Reference Count: 0
Technology Transfer: Programs, Procedures, and Personnel.
Parsons, Michael H.
A view of the appropriate role of community colleges in the transfer of technology to business and industry is presented in this paper. Introductory material defines technology transfer as a strategy integrating knowledge of the latest technological practices, procedures for their implementation, tactics for their integration into existing delivery systems, and evaluation designs to measure the achievement of technological mastery. Further, the introduction discusses the role of colleges in selecting delivery systems to transfer innovations to business and industry. Next, the technology adaptation project of the National Center for Research in Vocational Education is described. Using Hagerstown Junior College's (HJC's) programs as examples, the following section discusses modes of transferring technology, including: (1) the translation of technical knowledge into information about operational tactics; (2) the installation and application of new hardware; and (3) contracts for the delivery of technological services. After a discussion of the transfer of appropriate technologies to the production setting, barriers to successful transfer (e.g., costs and lack of information) are identified. Finally, strategic issues related to the location of businesses and industries and the level of mastery of previously developed technologies are presented. (HB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hagerstown Junior College MD
Note: Paper presented at a roundtable at the Annual Convention of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (63rd, April 24-27, 1983, New Orleans, LA).