ERIC Number: ED198836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A View toward the Future: A Report of the Professor Emeritus Project.
Sheats, Paul H.; And Others
A project was undertaken by Coahoma Junior College (CJC) during 1980 to strengthen its institutional research and planning efforts in the areas of adult and continuing education. During the course of the year-long project, a consultation team led by two nationally prominent, retired educators carried out a series of planning activities, which included: (1) establishing procedures for collecting information concerning relevant educational research and for disseminating this information among administrators and faculty; (2) planning and conducting a survey of area residents to assess community educational needs and familiarity with CJC; (3) surveying area businesses and industries to assess community manpower training needs; (4) interviewing CJC faculty to determine their attitudes toward educational priorities and the quality of CJC continuing education programs; (5) developing plans for the establishment of a special library to provide materials for staff and faculty development; and (6) formulating, on the basis of the needs assessments, priorities for institutional research at CJC. The project report outlines ten summary recommendations, provides a chronological summary of the activities of the consultant team, details methodology and findings for the community and faculty surveys, and assesses the project's success. Survey questionnaires are appended. (JP)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Faculty, College Planning, Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Consultation Programs, Continuing Education, Educational Needs, Information Dissemination, Institutional Research, Labor Needs, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Questionnaires, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Coahoma Junior Coll., Clarksdale, MS.
Note: Several exhibits were deleted. Best copy available.