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ERIC Number: ED265289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-4
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Transition in Technology, Training, and Education.
Lynch, Edward; And Others
Macomb Community College (MCC) in Warren, Michigan, has a commitment to support business and industrial development, consequent employee retraining, and program design. In addition to helping workers in their retraining and/or relocation, the college provides systematic support in the development of basic skills. Occupational programs have tended to be vertical in design, i.e., they provided students with as much depth as possible in a limited area. New faculty coming from industry show greater interest and willingness to reevaluate program composition and consider a horizontal approach, i.e., a balanced selection across the technology area. Other factors bringing a shift in thinking about horizontal programming are changes in approaches to labor relations and work design in local industry. A formal long-range plan for the Technical Division at MCC is being developed which will establish several key and strategic concepts and considerations. This planning approach should help the college deal with change. To help the college adapt to external forces driving the changes, Macomb is formalizing a participative and formal process that openly deals with issues and seeks commitment from faculty and administration alike. Macomb's effort has included development of an advisory committee, identification of concerns with which the Technical Division must deal in setting a course of action for the future, involvement of faculty as leaders in the leadership process, and encouragement of faculty participation in the change process. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A