ERIC Number: ED268389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Adult Majority: Redefining the 2-Year Institution. Special Publication Series No. 51.
Smith, Billy G.
Developed for those actively involved with planning the future of two-year postsecondary educational institutions, this publication synthesizes information from the literature with the knowledge and practice in the field regarding the impact of the new adult majority. Chapter I summarizes the issues. Chapter II provides an overview of some of the forces driving institutional change. It discusses external demands for change which center around three key issues--appropriateness, effectiveness, and accountability--as well as internal pressures such as student demands, need to update equipment and faculty, and low student enrollments. Chapter III focuses upon the changing clientele and the changing institutional relationships with the different client groups. Chapter IV evaluates changing institutional goals, governance, structure, and funding. Chapter V provides an analysis of possible changes in the programs and program-related components of the institution. These components are discussed: admissions and assessment, academic module, occupational module, placement, evaluation and outcomes, and auxiliary services. Faculty issues directly affecting institutions are also considered. Chapter VI presents a model and implications for institutional change. Each of six program areas are analyzed by seven program components. Chapter VII summarizes general, client-related, institution-related, and program-related issues and trends. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Change, Educational Change, Institutional Characteristics, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Retraining, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
National Center Publications, Box F, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1090 (SN51--$8.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.