ERIC Number: ED199514
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Developing a Comprehensive Cooperative Education Program: Strategic Planning Stages.
Wright, Claire B., Ed.
This paper is one in a publication series containing general knowledge which can help colleges and universities in the various phases of developing comprehensive cooperative education programs (see note). It explains and summarizes the major stages that an institution must pass through in the conversion from a traditional academic plan to a large-scale cooperative education program. These four stages suggested by the literature on strategic planning, the adoption of innovation, and organizational change are considered: (1) strategic decision to institute a comprehensive cooperative education program; (2) the organization develops strategic planning performance objectives consistent with the organization's fundamental mission/philosophy; (3) the organization develops program and functional plans and budgets, i.e., the implementation plan/budget; and (4) the programs and functional plan/budget are implemented. An appendix presents a change model for developing a comprehensive cooperative education program involving four phases. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Cooperative Education, Boston, MA.
Note: For related documents see CE 028 333 and CE 028 336-338.