ERIC Number: ED284141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Student Affairs Personnel in Curriculum Planning in the Community College Curriculum.
Freas, Howard J.
The assumption was made that student affairs professionals are not used in, or only play a minimal role in, the curriculum planning process in community colleges. The 14 community colleges in Pennsylvania were contacted to evaluate the role of student affairs professionals in curriculum planning in these colleges. The results indicated that the student affairs professionals had a minimal role. The literature review suggests that curriculum planning models either do not exist in community colleges or are poorly defined. Since a curricular planning process is needed at Pennsylvania's Bucks County Community College, a process model based on Hunkins (1980) was proposed. The recommendations include: (1) adopting a curriculum planning model that would be used to develop and establish a college-wide curricular philosophy and curriculum; (2) basing the curriculum planning model on the Hunkins model; (3) appointing a chief curriculum officer charged with implementing the model; and (4) changing the chief curriculum officer role to involve all segments of the college in the planning process, paying particular attention to the expertise available in the student affairs sector. (Appendices include survey letters and a list of colleges surveyed.) (Author/ABL)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Student Personnel Workers, Two Year Colleges
Howard J. Freas, Bucks County Community College, Newton, PA 18940 ($3.00; quantity discount).
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.