ERIC Number: ED216726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Task Force on the Academic Program.
Cooke, Virginia; And Others
In November 1980, a task force was formed at Fraser Valley College (FVC) to determine the future direction of the university transfer program and to make recommendations regarding the program and its implementation. This report presents information on the background, activities, and recommendations of the task force. Section I presents the background to the study, its context, and the terms of reference within which the task force operated. After two sections which provide a review of the relevant literature on community college education in the United States and Canada, and a selected bibliography of sources consulted, Section IV discusses present and potential faculty roles and workload within the context of FVC's commitment to a full two-year university-parallel transfer program. Section V examines existing and potential sources of funding for the academic program and for faculty development activities, and recommends the appointment of a grants officer to gather information on available funds. Finally, Section VI provides 16 recommendations for the academic program at FVC covering areas such as institutional responsibilities, faculty workload, funding sources and needs assessment, and the allocation of 25% workload credit to each department for program development. Appendices provide task force reports from each of the three academic departments involved in the study, i.e., humanities, natural science, and social sciences. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fraser Valley Coll., Chilliwack (British Columbia).