ERIC Number: ED284156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Co-op Club: Utilization of Students in Program Development.
Basic to good programming is input from and support of the individuals for whom the program is developed. This essential philosophy is termed "participatory management" in business environments and provides a framework in a university setting for establishing a program involving considerable money, staff commitment and effort, institutional backing, and business and industry support. Such student involvment and support is being fostered in the Cooperative Education program in the University of Georgia's Cooperative Education program. Cooperative education is a structured educational plan alternating periods of work with periods of academic study to help students identify career goals, relate them to their academic achievements, and develop skills systematically in both areas. The cooperative Education staff has worked to support and encourage a student initiated and maintained network called The Co-op Club. The Co-op Club's input in program planning and development is providing necessary administrative, creative, and evaluative input to broaden and strengthen the Cooperative Education program campus and community wide, all of which indicates that the effort involved to initiate and support this type of organization is worthwhile. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association/National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (Chicago, IL, March 15-18, 1987).