ERIC Number: ED028765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Educational Innovation in Community Colleges of the Northwest and Alaska.
Reitan, Henry M.; Lander, Richard E.
This report details the extent of adoption of specific instructional innovations in the community colleges of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. In summer 1968, questionnaires were sent to 49 colleges; 45 responded. They were asked to give information on 82 items labelled innovative in the literature and to add any others from their own knowledge. This produced a total of 92 technological, ideational, and organizational innovations, on which the colleges reported present use, present consideration, past use, and extent of use. The results are shown in tabular form for nine main categories of innovation: (1) technological aids, (2) faculty use, (3) facilities use, (4) course and program planning, (5) instructional patterns and programs, (6) instructional organization, (7) scheduling, course or program completion, and calendar arrangement, (8) evaluation of student and program, (9) three additional innovations--(a) a college exploratory program, (b) a prison rehabilitation program, (c) non-computerized information storage and retrieval. Appended are (1) a list of colleges offering information and the name of the individual from whom to request it, (2) a list of participating colleges, (3) a model memorandum on procedures for the staff to use for suggesting innovations or experiments, (4) state-funded research projects in Washington July 1, 1968 to June 30, 1969. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Center for Development of Community Coll. Education.