ERIC Number: ED112957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Program Planning in Two-Year Colleges: A Handbook.
Posner, George; And Others
Part I of this document describes a model for occupational program planning in two-year colleges. The planning process begins with an estimation decision, i.e., whether the program idea is worth investigating. This decision can be divided into seven sub-questions or systems: (1) Identity--what should be the general content of the program? (2) Articulation--does the program fit college, local, regional, and state plans? (3) Resources--does the college have the resources to conduct the program? (4) Students--how many and what kinds of students will the program attract? (5) Employment--will graduates be able to obtain jobs commensurate with their training? (6) Support--will the program be supported within the college and community? (7) Evaluation--how will the program be evaluated? The second stage of the planning process is the precision phase, when the decision whether to implement the program is made. This phase requires a more rigorous investigation of the proposed program and involves four steps: strategy, detailed investigation of the seven subsystems, assessment and decision, and, when necessary, the preparation of a final program proposal. Part II of this document outlines the historical and theoretical context of the system, and Part III presents a simulation of the system at work. (NHM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Occupational and Continuing Education.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Two-Year Coll. Programs.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Cornell Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.; State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Coll. of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell Univ.