ERIC Number: ED270194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-10
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Television Task Force.
Bedell, Fran; And Others
In early 1985, one of the new television channels resulting from the expansion of the Fort Smith TV Cable Company was allocated to Westark Community College (WCC). In July, a task force was appointed to develop recommendations regarding programming, policies, staffing, equipment, physical location, and organizational location. This report presents the findings and recommendations of the task force. After chapter 1 describes the acquisition of the channel by WCC, chapter 2 reviews college and task force activities to date. Chapter 3 looks at options for the use of the channel, including professionally produced telecourses, the establishment of an on-campus studio, local production by contract, and production with portable equipment, message board, and satellite programming. Chapter 4 presents the task force recommendations, related to: (1) major reliance on telecourses; (2) local production in television station studios; (3) production with portable equipment; (4) 24-hour use of a message board; (5) satellite programming; (6) delay of channel sharing; (7) limited public access; and (8) professionally produced features. After chapter 5 considers promotion and marketing issues, chapter 6 reports on equipment on hand, equipment installation, and additional needs; and chapter 7 addresses staffing needs for a television coordinator, technical assistant, and maintenance technician. Finally, chapter 8 reviews State Board of Higher Education policy and chapter 9 looks at the possibility of expansion to other cable systems, A resource list that includes producers/distributors and professional organizations is appended. (RO)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Westark Community Coll., Fort Smith, AR.