ERIC Number: ED255658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Dec-20
Reference Count: N/A
Articulation--Phase One--Spokane Area Vocational Skills Center and Spokane Falls Community College--Development of a Model. Final Report.
Hill, Edwin K.
A project was conducted to create a model for articulation with emphasis on student needs in high-technology vocational programs at Spokane Area Vocational Skills Center (SAVSC) that are common to programs at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC). Since there are students who will transfer from the SAVSC to SFCC in the programs of broadcasting, commercial art, and graphics, a need exists to provide an articulated program that will produce highly qualified people in as short a time as possible. During the project, a consultant conducted meetings with staff members of both institutions. Instructors from the two schools exchanged visits during class hours to observe facilities and equipment, and faculty meetings were conducted to review curriculum at both schools. There was agreement that if competency-based units of instruction were used at both schools, the process of articulation would be more valid, immediate, and complete. Also proposed was an agreement to record grades of B or better from selected Spokane Area Vocational Skills Center classes on the student transcripts at SFCC. At present, the SAVSC graphic program and the visual media program at SFCC have begun a competency-based instructional approach, and it is recommended that the approach be continued. Further study may enhance the possibility of credit awards at SFCC for excellent work done at the SAVSC in graphics, commercial art, and broadcasting. (KC)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Broadcast Industry, College Credits, Commercial Art, Community Colleges, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Planning, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Graphic Arts, High Schools, Industrial Arts, Institutional Cooperation, Program Development, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Commission for Vocational Education, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Spokane Falls Community Coll., WA.