ERIC Number: ED199515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Comprehensive Cooperative Education Program: Building a Consensus.
Nielsen, Richard P.
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 addresses how to help smooth the way for major institutional change by fostering an atmosphere of cooperation and support for the project. The first section presents six reasons why an institution might wish to consider an optimal satisficing and consensus building (OSCB) approach to planning and implementing a cooperative education program. (Using such an approach, consensus could be reached on the central institutional objective while reasonably satisfying special interest objectives of individuals and groups--objectives not directly conducive to optimizing that central objective.) Other sections discuss the philosophical approaches toward OSCB, the various communication and decision processes that an institution can undertake in order to develop OSCB, and six organizational structural vehicles for OSCB. (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.