ERIC Number: ED032858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Development and Evaluation of Models for Faculty, Staff, and Student Exchange between two Institutions of Higher Education. A Demonstration Project.
This project examined the worth and feasibility of exchanges of faculty, staff, and students between a small Negro college (Hampton Institute) and a large Northern university (Cornell). The objectives were to explore ways to: 1)strengthen the quality of Negro colleges and universities; 2)stimulate constructive dialogue between Negro colleges and the rest of American higher education; 3)secure greater opportunities for qualified Negroes to study; and 4)broaden the social and cultural perspectives of all those involved in the exchanges. Models representing different types of exchanges were developed and visits were made to both campuses by Hampton's and Cornell's faculty and administrators for lectures, participation in classes, and comparison of procedures, curriculum, facilities, and equipment. Student programs involved semester study exchanges and various extracurricular activities. Planning curriculum and faculty development at Hampton proved difficult at first, but mutually beneficial working relationships were later established. The problems, mostly preliminary misunderstandings, were due primarily to the historical differences between the two types of institutions. Since the conclusion of the 2-year project, activities have continued and developed greater formality and depth of cooperation. Appendices included detailed progress and evaluation reports. (DS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.