ERIC Number: ED198855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
The Common Market Concept: Using Community Based Resources in New Ways to Deliver Innovative Agriculture Programs.
Upchurch, Jim; Fischer, Larry
The cooperative agricultural programs described in this report were undertaken by John Wood Community College (JWCC) as part of a "common market" instructional delivery system, which utilizes existing community resources through contractual agreements with area schools, businesses, and government agencies. The report first provides a rationale for the "common market approach," emphasizing the need to expand educational opportunities while at the same time minimizing costs and program duplication. The remainder of the report describes seven cooperative arrangements: (1) contracting with area private colleges to provide the prerequisite and elective courses required in JWCC's agricultural associate degree programs; (2) employing personnel from local and federal agricultural agencies to teach a soil conservation course; (3) constructing an agricultural survey course around workshops conducted by university extension offices and agribusinesses; (4) contracting with area schools with laboratory facilities to provide courses requiring special equipment; (5) constructing an agricultural lab building to be shared with the University of Illinois; (6) leasing a swine confinement building at low cost from a manufacturer who maintains the structure as a product showcase; and (7) participating in a joint venture with other community colleges and the Illinois Farm Bureau to place graduates in available jobs. (JP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, College Buildings, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Community Resources, Cooperative Programs, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Job Placement, Laboratory Equipment, Noncampus Colleges, School Business Relationship, Shared Facilities, Shared Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Wood Community Coll., Quincy, IL.
Note: Report developed for the Annual Convention of the American Vocational Association (New Orleans, LA, December 5-9, 1980).