ERIC Number: ED043780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Occupational Information Exchange Systems in North Carolina Postsecondary Institutions. Center Research and Development Report No. 8.
Matthews, Joseph C., Jr.
To identify major information exchange problems experienced by program administrators, describe and graphically model a representative postsecondary system, and recommend organizational and procedural changes, interviews were held with the president or program administrators in 50 institutions operated under the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges. The interview questionnaire sought information on dissemination activities, job placement and followup inquiries, area economic data, use of secondary data sources, collection of planning information, advisory committees, and development of capabilities for program-related research and centralized information management. It was concluded that growth in overall enrollment has been indicative of effective dissemination of program information. The level and diversity of program activity supports an opinion that accomplishments may be substantial. However, periodic evaluations have been made largely in terms of program characteristics, and they provide an inadequate basis for estimating the extent to which programs have contributed to closing gaps between manpower needs and outputs. Several recommendations are included. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.