ERIC Number: ED183796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
William James College. A Model for Integrating Liberal and Career Education. Final Report.
Grand Valley State Colleges, Allendale, MI. William James Coll.
A project was conducted at William James College (Michigan) to develop a model designed to demonstrate the infusion of career education into liberal arts education. The project focused on the following five types of activity: (1) increasing faculty understanding of career education to provide strategies for relating teaching to career choices; (2) expanding community involvement in all aspects of career and liberal arts education offered at William James College (WJC); (3) establishing a career resources center to provide academic and career counseling; (4) evaluating contract activities by an external evaluator; and (5) informing other liberal arts institutions of the accomplishments of this demonstration model. Initially, the bulk of staff energy was spent on faculty seminars, workshops, and systematic development activities. Next, the project focused on community collaboration efforts, and then finally on the development of a career resources center. External evaluators assessed the general impact of the project on the college and measured specifically to what extent the college accomplished the learner-oriented objectives established early in the contract. (Specific results of the external evaluation are available separately--see Note.) At the end of the performance period, a national conference was held to inform participants from other liberal arts colleges, and other interested educators, about the results of the WJC project and to explore implications for replicability. (BM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Grand Valley State Colleges, Allendale, MI. William James Coll.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974