American College of Education
Dr. Beth Borst
Sunday July 25th 2021
A community college administrator is approached by an
industry employer with close ties to the school about creating
an educational program for their market segment.
The employer has an opportunity to attain a federal grant
that will allow them to offset the cost of an expansion
project, but they need a school of higher education to
Having some additional information about the industry sector
being discussed, the campus administrator is put in an ethical
The campus administrator knows that the job demand
for this market segment has dropped significantly since
the COVID-19 pandemic started.
The campus administrator is also aware that the most
recent Labor Market Index data available is from over
two and a half years ago, well before the pandemic
Federal grant funds are available for the employers
market segment, motivating the push to partner with
“To this point, there is surprisingly little description in Perkins IV and state policy about what program
improvement means or how to do it relative to CTE.” (Bragg, 2017, p.60)
“The university administrator must ensure that relevant curriculum is implemented for students’ better
learning. School curriculum must emphasize skills that are commonly sought by employers.” (Asiyai, 2014, p.64)
POssible actions to take.
...but which will result in the
highest engagement and trust?
Asiyai, Romina Ifeoma. “Improving Quality Higher Education in Nigeria: The Roles
of Stakeholders.” International Journal of Higher Education, vol. 4, no. 1, 2014,
pp. 61–70., doi:10.5430/ijhe.v4n1p61.
Bragg, D. D. (2017). The Case for Evaluating Student Outcomes and Equity Gaps
to Improve Pathways and Programs of Study. New Directions for Community
Colleges, 2017(178), 55–66. https://doi.org/10.1002/cc.20253