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ERIC Number: ED131894
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct-31
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Planning and Staff Training for Community College Personnel (State and Local Level) for the State of North Carolina.
Pitman, John C.; Rigsbee, Sam
This three-phase project sought to ascertain the effectiveness of cross-divisional Educational Development Teams (EDT's) as residential change agents for program planning and development. Staff of 14 North Carolina community colleges and technical institutes were trained for roles as change agents. Developmental or remedial programs for non-traditional students were selected as targets for the development of EDT plans at each institution. Project evaluation included analyses of the EDT plans developed and the attainment of plan objectives, and case studies at seven of the participating institutions to determine how the EDT construct was perceived by college administrators. Results indicated that the team change agent strategy for educational development was viable. However, EDT's whose membership included those with higher decision-making positions had markedly greater success in achieving their plan objectives than did those with lower positions. Decision-making level rather than collegiate responsibility appeared to be the most important factor in EDT success. On the basis of the findings, a revised EDT model for planned change is recommended. EDT plans submitted by participating institutions are appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Lab. for Higher Education, Durham, NC.