ERIC Number: ED233775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Systematic Guide to Implementing "Showcase of Excellence": A Statewide System for Dissemination, Diffusion and Utilization.
Winter, Gene M.; Fadale, LaVerna M.
A project was undertaken in New York State to develop a low-cost statewide system for identifying and disseminating information on two-year college programs or activities that are effective in addressing a major occupational education issue. The resulting system consists of the following components: (1) a call for nominations, which involves the direct mailing of application forms to selected administrators at each public and independent two-year college in the state; (2) the selection of nine judges; (3) the preparation and dissemination of abstracts for the nominated projects; (4) the screening and rating of the nominated projects by the judges and the identification of projects to be "showcased"; (5) the preparation and dissemination of articles and fliers on the selected projects through direct mailings and distribution at conferences; (6) the provision of replication assistance funds; and (7) analysis of the impact of the dissemination and replication activities. The project manual provides an overview and history of the project, and for each of its components, includes information on the materials and methods used, recommendations, and a time frame for completion. Relevant materials such as application forms, sample project abstracts and fliers, and follow-up questionnaires, are also included. Abstracts of the 43 projects nominated during 1982 are provided. (HB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Demonstration Programs, Educational Quality, Information Dissemination, Program Validation, State Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Two-Year College Development Center--SUNY at Albany, 135 Western Avenue, Draper 306, Albany, NY 12222 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Identifiers: New York
Note: Bound with "Abstracts of Projects Nominated for Showcase '82: Statewide Search for Excellence in Postsecondary Occupational Education."