ERIC Number: ED409926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Community College Older Adult Program Development Guidelines.
This guide provides information and suggestions for developing programs that meet the needs of older adults at community colleges. Recommended procedures are presented for the following stages of program development: (1) leadership influences, highlighting the process of hiring effective leaders, key leadership skills, and leaders' responsibilities; (2) information gathering and fact finding, focusing on brainstorming, identifying and using available resources, networking with college and community groups, record keeping of networking contacts, choosing a program model, methods for measuring program success, and identifying a rationale for the program; (3) program design, including the identification of staffing needs, deciding on the mix of faculty and instructors to use, and forming an advisory board; (4) determining program funding, locations, and curricula, including suggested sources of funds, off-campus locations, course formats/outlines, and curriculum categories; (5) implementation and marketing, featuring a list of groups that should receive program announcements, sample marketing fact sheets and flyers, and checklists for designing work spaces and providing amenities for older adults; and (6) program evaluation and trend projections, presenting sample evaluation forms, a discussion of obstacles to effective programming, tips for managing unexpected situations, and strategies for coordinating with other programs. Contains a 13-item recommended reading list. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A