ERIC Number: ED416398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Benchmarking New Designs for the Two-Year Institution of Higher Education.
Copa, George H.; Ammentorp, William
This report, which is intended for technical institutions planning to use benchmark processes to facilitate change, contains five benchmarking studies describing future-oriented practices at two-year technical and community colleges that meet the design specifications stated in the report "New Designs for the Two-Year Institution of Higher Education." In each study, one of five program design elements--learning process, learning partnerships, learning staff and staff development, the learning environment (technology), and learning finance--is examined through a case study of a program or institution. Those programs and institutions are as follows: Consortium for Workforce Education and Lifelong Learning at San Diego Community College in San Diego, California; Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin; Miami-Dade Community College in Miami, Florida; the Higher Education and Advanced Technology Center, which is a Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System innovation on the site of the former Lowry Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado; and Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Illinois. Each benchmark study includes the following: contact persons, site selection, site background, process objectives, key features, impact, future directions, and design implications. A final chapter summarizes the studies and discusses their implications. The bibliography contains 78 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Benchmarking, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Consortia, Demonstration Programs, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Finance, Educational Technology, Innovation, Institutional Characteristics, Learning Processes, Lifelong Learning, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Design, Program Development, Staff Development, Strategic Planning, Teacher Improvement, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.