ERIC Number: ED328152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
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Western Massachusetts Five College/Public School Partnership.
Wilson, Mary Alice B.
The Western Massachusetts Five College/Public School Partnership was organized to strengthen communication and share resources among the schools in western Massachusetts and the members of a higher education consortium called Five Colleges, Inc. (comprising Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst). The Partnership is directed by a Steering Committee of faculty and administrators from the colleges and schools, and representatives from the Massachusetts State Department of Education and the Massachusetts Teachers Association. The Partnership helps organize school/college collaborative projects and connects groups with each other so that they can expand their own collaborative ideas. The projects are planned by committees of school and college faculty who share a common academic discipline or area of interest. The Partnership sponsors academic-year conferences and seminars as well as summer institutes, research fellowships, and curriculum/resource development projects. The Partnership communicates via a newsletter, an electronic bulletin board, and personal contacts. This paper describes the Partnership's staffing, structure and resources, and evaluation procedures. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Massachusetts (West); Program Characteristics; Western Massachusetts Five Coll Pub Sch Partners
Note: Paper prepared for presentation at the American Association of Higher Education Conference "Mainstreaming Academic Partnerships" (Chicago, IL, June 17-20, 1990).