ERIC Number: ED186087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Coordinators' Guide for "Transformations" Informational Workshops for Adult Recruiting.
Based on activities at the Trumbull Campus of Kent State University, this guidebook presents suggestions for the implementation and operation of a series of informational workshops designed as a vehicle for the recruitment and orientation of adults who are considering enrolling in college. The guidebook first gives a rationale for the workshops and then discusses the steps in workshop planning, including choosing a coordinator, engaging the help of currently enrolled students in a peer support group, determining the topics to be discussed, and selecting a meaningful title for the workshop series. This is followed by a description of the four topics covered by Trumbull's own program: (1) the types of degrees available, program and course content, and employment opportunities for each degree program; (2) the types and relative merits of all of the educational institutions in the area serving adults; (3) the availability of financial aid and personal and academic counseling; and (4) the identification of potential personal problems. The guidebook then discusses publicity for the workshop, such as flyers and newspaper advertisements; support services for workshop participants, including child care and refreshments; the utilization of questionnaires to facilitate workshop evaluation and to determine participant characteristics and needs; and workshop follow-up. Survey instruments are appended. (JP)
Descriptors: Adult Programs, Adults, Educational Needs, Information Dissemination, Information Needs, Information Services, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Publicity, Questionnaires, School Orientation, Student College Relationship, Student Personnel Services, Student Problems, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Trumbull Campus.