ERIC Number: ED338183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov-15
Reference Count: N/A
Working Together: A Community and Academic Partnership for Greater Portland.
Oregon Governor's Office, Salem.
This report presents the findings and recommendations of the Governor's Commission on Higher Education for the Portland Metropolitan area. The Commission found that Portland needs educated citizens, that Portland's postsecondary education facilities are deficient particularly in systematic coordination, and that area strengths provide an opportunity to develop a community and academic partnership. The Commission recommended a partnership that links existing institutions, builds on strengths, focuses on the needs of this particular metropolitan area, is cost effective for participants, improves the social and economic health of the region, can attract new sources of funding, and can enhance the potential of the area and its citizenry. In order to implement this plan the Commission proposes the following: formal coalition of key academic institutions located in the area; an urban grant university; community colleges as full partners; a Portland Educational Network to promote participation in education; several priority programs for interinstitutional collaboration; and a broadly based advocacy and funding organization that can promote the community and academic partnership and help implement the Commission's plan. Attachments include a copy of the executive order creating and defining the tasks of the Commission as well as a list of partners and contributors. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Governor's Office, Salem.
Identifiers: Oregon (Portland)