ERIC Number: ED337236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Collaborative Programs in Postsecondary Occupational Education: Survey Summary.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
During 1990-91, the Two-Year College Development Center conducted a survey to identify formal collaborative efforts, particularly 2 + 2 Tech-Prep programs, currently operating among secondary institutions and two-year colleges in New York State. A questionnaire was mailed to 76 secondary and 65 postsecondary institutions, and 48 secondary and 44 postsecondary institutions responded. Study findings, based on an overall response rate of 65.4%, included the following: (1) 73% of the postsecondary respondents and 67% of the secondary respondents reported one or more collaborative agreements currently in operation; (2) 117 operational collaborative agreements were reported, and another 48 were reported in the planning stages, with a total of 302 programs included in these agreements; (3) the most frequently cited types of agreements were advanced placement (51.1%), articulated curricula (28.2%), and 2 + 2 Tech-Prep programs (10.8%); (4) technical fields accounted for 29.8% of the collaborative agreements, followed by the areas of Business, Secretarial, Office Technologies, and Accounting which together comprised 14.6% of the agreements; (5) student enrollments tended to be higher in academic subject collaborations than in occupational programs; (6) among the institutions reporting 2 + 2 Tech-Prep collaborations, the most frequently cited areas of needed assistance were for models of successful efforts and examples of effective procedures; and (7) ongoing working relationships between faculty, and strong support from top administration were the most frequently cited policies and practices facilitating collaborative agreements. Data on the characteristics of respondents' Tech-Prep programs are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Postsecondary Grants Administration.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Development Center.
Identifiers: New York; 2 Plus 2 Tech Prep Associate Degrees
Note: Project supported by funds from the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act.