ERIC Number: ED231480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-14
Reference Count: 0
Use of Live TV to Offset Low Enrollments in a Multi-Campus Setting.
Kennedy, William R.
In spring 1983, a pilot project was implemented at Cuyahoga Community College (CCC) to conduct a section of a low enrollment course, "The Psychology of Aging," in the main campus's television studio, with two-way communication between the main campus and the two suburban campuses. The project's success was assisted by insuring job security for instructors; crediting enrollments to the campus where students attended class; developing a support system for the dissemination of handouts and tests and the coordination of attendance, room assignments, etc.; and declaring the instructor of record, rather than the director of television production, as the final authority. Before increasing the use of live television, a full-scale market analysis should be conducted, major attention should be directed at course selection, and the college should make a commitment to offer the courses. In addition, a staff development program must be implemented, involving, for example, exposing instructors to a variety of television courses, videotaping current classes for instructor self-evaluation, and encouraging instructors to outline the entire course in detail. Instructional and technical support systems are also important aspects of program success. The benefits of the project included an improved institutional image, increased skills of the television staff, and the utilization of the school's current resources in new ways. (LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cuyahoga Community College OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Research Association (Ann Arbor, MI, July 14, 1983).