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ERIC Number: ED168660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Need Assessment for Curriculum Development in the Massachusetts Community College.
Landry, Norman
Program development in the Massachusetts community college is heavily influenced by the processes established to control and monitor program approval. Such procedures, usually supported by forms and time-tables of various sorts, can work to the detriment of responsible local program development, especially systematic need assessment and meaningful governance involvement. The intent of this investigation was to create a model for need assessment for program development, and to specify a role in that model for the local governance structure. The product of the investigation is a marketing-based need assessment model with a specific, active role for the curriculum committee of an academic council. In addition, the product includes material detailing how information obtained by implementing the model is used as a substantial basis for program approval. The eight interacting stages of the model include: (1) defining the college mission and service area; (2) searching for ideas; (3) evaluating the ideas; (4) developing the concept; (5) testing the concept; (6) allocating resources; (7) estimating program demand; and (8) evaluating the program. Appendices contain forms and a charter for an occupational advisory council, a bibliography, and recommendations for action and further research. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed. D. Practicum, Nova University. Appendix B (pages 53-56) has been deleted due to irreproducibility ; Best copy available