ERIC Number: ED063878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Putting Cooperation to Work: A Survey of How Voluntary Cooperation is Helping Colleges and Universities.
Schwenkmeyer, Barry; Goodman, Mary Ellen
Significant cooperation among colleges and universities, the subject of more talk than action in the past, is on the upswing. More and more institutions of higher education are working together on problems they can no longer solve alone. The strongest reasons for moving away from total independence are: rising demand and runaway costs; the knowledge explosion; the influence of technology; educational and social ferment; and renewed pressures from funding agencies. Most colleges and universities are engaged in voluntary joint ventures of some sort. These range all the way from simple, informal agreements to formal consortia--some with complex structures involving dozens of institutions, millions of dollars, and multiple areas of cooperation. This document presents examples of programs and experiences in effect at various member institutions of the Academy for Educational Development. It offers ways to provide better and more diversified learning opportunities and services without a corresponding rise in budget. Following the examples is a set of informal guidelines on cooperation, and an alphabetical listing of the consortia mentioned in the report. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation
Academy for Educational Development, Inc., Management Division, 1424 Sixteenth Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20036
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Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.