ERIC Number: ED081310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-25
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Education Professions Development Act Training Programs for Higher Education Personnel. Executive Summary of Findings and Recommendations. Final Report.
Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
This document reports the executive summary of findings and recommendations of a study of the Education Professions Development Act (EPDA) Training Programs for higher education personnel. Findings indicate (1) the need for substantial training in American higher education, (2) the training demand is pervasive, (3) the demand for training is fairly uniform in the sampled population of higher education professionals, (4) some kinds of training, including some nontraditional kinds, are more in demand than others, (5) professionals in different roles need different kinds of training, (6) college presidents report practically no overstaffing in any professional category, (7) presidents perceive that money is the limiting factor in staffing, (8) presidents prefer to fill needs by hiring, rather than by reassigning or retraining, (9) EPDA-funded fellowship programs are influencing the career decisions of their participants, and (10) avoidable data on EPDA programs are inadequate for the evaluation. Recommendations suggest: (1) that EPDA continue to support institute programs to provide training, (2) that the Office of Education consider fellowship aid upon actual subsequent employment in relevant roles in higher education, (3) that EPDA program offices gather and process evaluative data in a more effective and economical manner than in the past, and (4) that the Office of Education expand its existing program of manpower-projection modeling. (MJM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.