ERIC Number: ED210198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Development of an Instructional Program and Materials for a Non-Resident Graduate Program in Transportation. Final Report.
Romualdi, James P.
This report describes and analyzes the failure of an attempt to launch a series of off-campus graduate credit courses in transportation to update the skills of mid-career professionals. Based on an evaluative review of other programs and teaching methods, the following format was developed: (1) on-campus orientation and examination; (2) self-paced study modules with scheduled completion dates; and (3) scheduled telephone conferences with instructors. A questionnaire was developed to determine the continuing education needs of employees of several state transportation departments. Analysis of replies revealed several reasons for failure of the program: (1) preference for short intensive courses; (2) availability of on-campus evening courses; (3) preference by employees in remote areas for specifically job oriented materials; and (4) more interest in undergraduate than graduate offerings. Current lay-offs in the transportation work force was considered the main deterrent. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Transportation Research Inst.