ERIC Number: ED233650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Management Concerns in Human Services Organizations: Their Implications for Educational Programs.
Fram, Eugene H.
Opportunities for Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to offer new academic offerings for human services managers were assessed. A questionnaire was completed by 174 top-level human services executives located in six upstate New York cities. Additional data were obtained from 12 group interviews that were held with 66 management and line personnel from human services organizations. Findings include the following: a beginning enrollment of 100-180 part-time students could be expected if RIT were to develop a graduate program relating to the management of human services organizations; there is a perceived need to upgrade the knowledge and skills of current and potential managers; direct service personnel need to appreciate management problems and alternatives; there is also a need for short courses for current managers; a curriculum is needed that has more depth in management and leadership areas; more internships and field experiences would be valuable; the preferred times for courses are weekdays, late afternoons, or evenings; and time and financial concerns are major constraints for electing to undertake an academic program. A questionnaire, study findings, and information on case situations, which respondents rated, are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Tech., NY.