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ERIC Number: EJ1169607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Community College Program Planning: A Method to Measure and Meet Community Need
Perez-Vergara, Kelly; Lathrop, Rachel; Orlowski, Martin
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v42 n3 p204-217 2018
Offering academic programs that meet community need has long been a core mission of community colleges. However, determining which job skills and credentials are needed for employment in the community is challenging. In order to facilitate a holistic and community-based perspective, our 2-year community college developed a structured curricular planning model to guide programmatic decision-making based on regional economic and labor-market data. These procedures cumulatively inform comprehensive curricular planning related to program offerings and describe the relationship of this process to integrated planning. This model can assist other community colleges with designing processes to refine programming mix.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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