ERIC Number: ED167060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
A Career Information Model Applicable to Undergraduate Sociology Majors.
Taylor, Nancy D.
The purpose of the project described here was to devise and test a low-cost model for increasing undergraduate career information in the University of South Florida sociology department. The initial formulation of the model described information exchanges initiated by the sociology department with alumni, community organizations, and other departments within the university. The model was field tested by diverse techniques: structured interviews with alumni and department faculty; review of alumni records; focused interviews with employers, the Chamber of Commerce, and university specialists; and meetings and a survey to discover student perceptions and behavior. The model was subsequently expanded, validated, and further refined. Its final form is that of guidelines for faculty and administrators in assisting in providing career information to students. Recommendations include: (1) a time frame for career information activities; (2) new faculty roles, including information coordinator, alumni coordinator, coordinator of community development, and interdepartmental liaison; (3) faculty release time for related activities; (4) coordination of these activities with the college; and (5) university-wide planning to meet career information needs of liberal arts students. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Alumni, Career Exploration, Career Planning, College Students, Employers, Guidelines, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Systems, Liberal Arts, Masters Theses, Models, School Community Relationship, Social Sciences, Sociology, Student Attitudes, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A major applied research project submitted in partial fulfillment of doctoral degree requirements, Nova University