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ERIC Number: ED313091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep-22
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Leadership Issues Involving Technology Transfer through the Community College.
Cooper, Stephen S.; And Others
Arguing for a leadership role for Virginia's community colleges in the state's economic development, this paper describes the efforts of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) to meet the changing technological needs of business and industry. Section I provides an overview of the economic, social, and technical changes that have taken place in Virginia, suggesting that in an era of fast-paced change, community colleges can be a valuable partner with business and industry in the preparation of a trained labor force. This section also introduces a a joint CIT/VCCS Economic and Technology Development (ETD) program initiated in 1987 to encourage and facilitate existing and emerging businesses' use of the programs and services of the Commonwealth's colleges and universities. Section II discusses the traditional role of community colleges in economic development as providers of technical and industrial education and educational services to small and medium-sized businesses, while section III looks at the emerging leadership role of the colleges in economic development. This section calls for increased involvement in worker training and retraining and technology transfer. Section IV examines political considerations in gaining approval for and implementing the ETD program, while section V foresees a growing leadership role for the CIT in economic development. Concluding comments consider the forms of strategic leadership displayed in the implementation of the states technology transfer program. (AYC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia