ERIC Number: ED332741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Building World-Market Competitors: Technology Transfer and the Illinois Community College System. 1990 Status Report.
Bragg, Debra D.
In 1990, the Illinois Council of Public Community College Presidents (ICPCCP) commissioned a survey to document the current capacity and future potential of the Illinois Community College System (ICCS) to provide technology transfer assistance to the commercial marketplace and the public sector. An extensive questionnaire was developed and mailed to all 45 chief executive officers (CEOs) systemwide to obtain information related to technology transfer programs, policies, and resources. Key findings, based on a 93% response rate, included the following: (1) nearly all responding colleges offered a wide range of technology transfer products and services, such as technical assistance with current technologies; information and resources for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and inventors; and customized contract training; (2) a majority of the colleges had formed partnerships with government, business and industry, and/or other educational institutions to facilitate technology transfer; (3) over 75% of the colleges reported that local business and industry had additional technology transfer needs in such areas as basic skills enhancement and advanced manufacturing technology training; (4) over one-half of the colleges regularly evaluated technology transfer programs through informal communications, surveys, or interviews; and (5) over 80% of the colleges provided salary supplements or stipends to full-time faculty participating in technology transfer efforts. Based on survey findings, the ICPCCP offered five recommendations, concerning college and systemwide administrative policies, partnerships, funding, faculty development, and formal evaluation, for the advancement of the ICCS's technology transfer function. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ain-Shams Univ., Cairo (Egypt). Inst. of Environmental Studies and Research.; Illinois Council of Public Community Coll. Presidents.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education.