ERIC Number: ED271032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Principles for Developing Credit-Based Instructional Programs with a Business, Industry, or Other Non-Collegiate Organization. Self-Regulation Initiatives: Resource Documents for Colleges and Universities. No. 1.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Guidelines on the design and operation of credit-based instructional programs for employees of a business, industry, or other non-collegiate groups (e.g., government unit, association, union) are offered for colleges and universities. The guidelines apply to on- or off-campus instructional programs, including independent study, work experience programs, and programs delivered by various technologies. Advice concerning curriculum development and instruction for students who are employees of a non-collegiate organization include: assessing the needs of potential learners; taking into account the adult student's previous postsecondary-level learning; and providing a description of the instructional program or course. Additional guidelines cover: support services, credentials offered by the institution, administrative arrangements, and the content of written agreements by which colleges offer educational services for employees of a non-collegiate organization. Recommended administrative practices include: an officially designated liaison representative at both the college and the cooperating non-collegiate organization; and compensation for faculty comparable to the rate paid for similar services afforded in campus-based or extension classes. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Instruction, Continuing Education, Contracts, Cooperative Programs, Corporate Education, Credit Courses, Curriculum Development, Employees, Employment Practices, Higher Education, Industry, Personnel Policy, Program Administration, Satellite Facilities, School Business Relationship
American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.