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ERIC Number: ED340443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Planning for Project Continuation.
Berry, Grant, Jr.
Designed to help colleges plan for the successful continuation of educational improvement projects beyond the end of their original funding period, this report presents a case study of Pennsylvania College of Technology's (PCT's) efforts to ensure the continuation of a Title III faculty development program. After describing the the Title III project, which involved all PCT faculty in a workshop and seminar on instructional and technology-based instructional delivery, the paper goes on to emphasize the importance of planning college projects without regard to external funding considerations. Next, eight strategies for project continuation are presented: (1) incorporate existing resources (especially key staff) in the project design; (2) establish the clear, strong, documented support of the college's chief executive officer at the outset, and maintain this support throughout the funding period; (3) identify and pursue parallel funding opportunities; (4) be entrepreneurial, which at PCT involved opening the seminar to personnel at other colleges for a fee; (5) re-use the staff expertise resources developed during the project so that trained faculty can assist in the training of other faculty; (6) create new, permanent revenues to support continuation and/or seek ways to reduce project costs; (7) promote the development of voluntary support groups; and (8) for computer related projects, promote personal computer ownership by faculty and staff. Finally, eight additional suggestions are presented for identifying the continuation strategies appropriate for individual institutions. (PAA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A