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ERIC Number: ED126423
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Spawning Academic Programs.
Williams, Vernon
This paper briefly describes initiation of academic programming in the area of student development and transplantation of that programming into departmental and college curricula. Obvious advantages of this approach include placing student development courses in tne hands of staff who know students best, insuring the courses' continued existence, and communicating to students their importance. Some approaches to initiating such a program in an academic unit include: (1) simply approaching a college or department and asking about interest in a course dealing with some aspect of student development; (2) seeking a faculty member who shares one or more interests with student development staff; (3) getting to know faculty socially; (4) taking advantage of fortunate accidents; and (5) organizing a network of persons interested in student development. Some ideas for transferring responsibility for the program once it is initiated are: (1) beginning from the first day of planning to think about abandoning the new program; (2) insuring that at least one faculty member identifies with the course; (3) getting faculty in the cooperating unit to visit the course and discuss it; (4) arranging discussion of the course in a relaxed setting; (5) earning some recognition for the course; (6) obtaining even a small amount of money to support the course; and (7) gaining administrative support. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 1976)