ERIC Number: ED433046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting Workforce Development Needs through Applied Baccalaureate Degrees. A Concept Paper.
Based on a meeting of the Legislative Higher Education Study Committee on January 1998, the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges and the Arizona Board of Regents formed a study committee to develop a system for identifying and meeting demonstrated needs statewide in relation to the development of an applied baccalaureate degree program. This document proposes a process for identifying the need for applied baccalaureate degrees, including a request for proposal component. This paper describes the background and context, as well as addresses the need for an applied baccalaureate degree. This process is expected to provide benefits to the community colleges, universities, Board of Regents, and the citizens of the state. The process assures that identified needs for applied baccalaureate programs in the communities served by the college will be seriously addressed. The most desirable outcome will be for a public or private four-year university to come forward and address the need. Only if this fails to happen will the possibility of a community college offering the applied baccalaureate be considered. (JJL)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Labor Force Development, Needs Assessment, State Boards of Education, Undergraduate Study
Web site: http://www.stbd.cc.az.us/applied.html
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona