ERIC Number: ED227791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Building Bridges between Business and Campus. Liberal Learning and Careers Series.
Three conferences on developing linkages between business and liberal arts college representatives are described, and conference recommendations and suggestions for the replication of the model are presented. The 1981-1982 Building Bridges Between Business and Campus conferences were designed to promote continuing business-college cooperation in the Hartford, Memphis, and San Francisco Bay areas. Specifically, the conferences were designed to improve personal contact among middle management and personnel directors from business, and faculty members and career services directors from colleges and universities. Additional objectives were to create a better understanding by campus representatives of the career opportunities available to liberal arts graduates, as well as to improve business persons' understanding of the knowledge and skills developed by liberal learning. Guidelines for adapting the model in other locations address the initial steps of beginning an ongoing program of communication and cooperation, identifying and inviting appropriate persons, an effective format for fostering discussion, and results that can be expected from the meeting. Recommendations are offered for students, faculty, and businesses, and a planning calendar, sample conference agenda, and list of 1981-1982 participants are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Conferences, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Models, Program Development, School Business Relationship
Association of American Colleges, Box LLC, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Business Machines Corp., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.