ERIC Number: ED317235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
To Strengthen Policy Guiding Regionalization of Occupational Programs in New Jersey County Community Colleges. A Report.
Martorana, S. V.; And Others
In 1985 a project was developed to strengthen policy guiding regionalization of occupational programs in New Jersey county community colleges. The project had three major goals: to establish a policy for the regionalization of selected occupational programs offered by the colleges; to describe ways that programs could be identified for regional designation, techniques for periodic review of such designation, and mechanisms for coordinating designated regional programs throughout the state; and to provide a statement about regionalism that could help spread understanding of the concept and its implementation. The project consultants first concentrated on developing a statement to build understanding of the concept of regionalism. Second, they focused on a start toward building a preliminary data base needed to accomplish the goals above. Other considerations addressed by the consultants were the need for keeping a future perspective, deciding the scope of regional service, developing an approach to considering program costs, and data acquisition and decision making as targets of policy refinement. Special attention was given to enrollments in developing the basic data needed for a regionalism policy. A range of 14 to 84 programs were designated as significantly non-local in service to students as a result of analysis on three levels: programs showing 50% of more of 1984 headcount enrollment from beyond the home county, which produced a total of 14 programs; programs showing from 30% to 49.9% of the students residing beyond the home county, an additional total of 48 programs; and programs with 25-29.9% of student enrollment coming from outside the home county, with an additional total of 22 programs. Ultimately, the study produced a set of fourteen principles to guide the development of regionalism within New Jersey. Appendixes are attached which provide data on programs and enrollment distribution, the future employment picture, associate programs within New Jersey, and academic majors offered exclusively outside of New Jersey. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Higher Education, Trenton. Office of Community Coll. Programs.
Authoring Institution: Associated Consultants in Education, Tallahassee, FL.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey