ERIC Number: ED188705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
Formation of a Human Services Consortium.
Mehallis, George; And Others
Background information is provided concerning the efforts of Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC), under the sponsorship of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, to form a national consortium of two-year colleges for the development of Human Resources programs aimed at training chemical substance abuse workers. The report first presents introductory comments by George Mehallis noting the advantages of participation in consortial endeavors. These are followed by Joseph L. Olson's summarization of the project's history and progress to date. Olson outlines the efforts undertaken by M-DCC to identify necessary learning objectives, group them in terms of courses offered at member colleges, and develop introductory courses on Human Services in general and drug abuse in particular. James E. O'Connor then describes the role of program design teams, made up in part by educators from member colleges, in establishing a set of generic Human Services knowledge and skills goals and in identifying specialty goals for child care, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, mental health, corrections, and gerontology. O'Connor also discusses the categorical obligations of M-DCC with regard to consortium formation, materials development, and program modeling. (JP)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Community Colleges, Consortia, Correctional Rehabilitation, Curriculum Development, Day Care, Demonstration Programs, Drug Abuse, Gerontology, Human Services, Instructional Materials, Introductory Courses, Job Training, Learning Modules, Mental Health, Program Development, Social Workers, Training Objectives, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.