Growth of Forensic Programs
One of the many responsibilities and duties of a forensics coach is conducting long range planning for their respective program. Recruiting students and retaining them is paramount to surviving. When numerous programs across the country have ceased to exist, examining this issue takes on paramount important. In the past, the forensic community has engaged into important discussion about the growth of programs within our activity. However, I adamantly believe directors at smaller programs need to shift their focus from growth to developing a philosophy of sustainability. This paper will defend this position by describing the concept of sustainability as it relates to the practices of recruitment and retention of students. Specific attention will focus on the concept of "best practice" in helping establish suggestions for the survival of forensic programs.
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Klosa, Brian R.
"Helping Programs Survive: Utilizing the Concepts of Sustainability as Viable Means of Program Growth,"
Proceedings of the National Developmental Conference on Individual Events: Vol. 4:
1, Article 8.
Available at: https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/ndcieproceedings/vol4/iss1/8