ERIC Number: ED247976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Focus: A Forum on Teaching and Learning in Utah Community and Technical Colleges, Volume III.
Carpenter, Don A., Ed.
Focus: A Forum on Teaching and Learning in Utah Community and Technical Colleges, v3 Sep 1984
This collection of articles addresses various aspects of curriculum and instruction at Utah's community colleges. First, "Reflections on the Changing Role and Mission of Utah Community and Technical Colleges," by Don A. Carpenter, considers the colleges' role in meeting needs for comprehensiveness, "practical" general education, and curricular balance and their role in business and industry partnerships and workforce development. "Education for a New Technological World," by Lucille T. Stoddard, describes a faculty retraining model for high technology fields. Joe A. Green's article, "In Defense of Liberal Education," examines the risks involved in undermining traditional liberal education in favor of a career training focus. "College of Eastern Utah Employment Action Project: Alternatives for the Unemployed," by Charles M. Acklin and Gary S. Wixom, describes an employment counseling/job placement program for unemployed coal miners. Vard Roper, in "Quandary at the Machine Shop," explores changing workforce conditions and the need for educational systems to keep pace with industry. "The Need for Library Instruction in Two-Year Colleges," by Brad D. Wightman, provides a rationale for bibliographic instruction and faculty involvement. Drawing from experiences at Utah Technical College at Salt Lake, Carol M. Henderson offers suggestions for colleges interested in "Getting Started in Alumni Development." Finally, "A Parting Shot: Finding Shakespeare," by Ace G. Pilkington, defends the study of Shakespeare. (LAL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utah State Board of Higher Education, Salt Lake City.