ERIC Number: ED245717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
State Funding of Contract Courses at Community Colleges: The First Year. Analysis Paper No. 824.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office for Community Colleges.
Focusing on the period from September 1981 to September 1982, this report describes issues and activities related to New York State's funding of contract courses at the community colleges of the State University of New York (SUNY). Introductory material notes that since the passage of authorizing legislation, about 45,000 employees of more than 100 different businesses were served by nearly 200 courses designed by community colleges specifically for the needs of the participating firms. After providing a rationale for contract courses within the context of the community service mission of the community colleges, the report provides a brief overview of economic revitalization efforts in the state and details methods of state funding for contract courses. Information is presented on eligibility criteria and arrangements designed to promote labor/management relations, productivity, the quality of working life, industrial development, and retention of businesses. Next, first-year results are summarized, and projections for enrollment increases during 1982-83 are presented. Finally, programs at the colleges serving the largest numbers of firms and employees are highlighted. Appendices include tables showing total full-time equivalent (FTE) and headcount enrollment in contract courses by college; number of businesses served and course offered by college; and approved contract courses, listing college, firm, and enrollment. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office for Community Colleges.