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ERIC Number: ED045030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 2
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Cluster Colleges as Response.
Gaff, Jerry G.
Research Reporter, v5 n4 p6-7 1970
The creation of cluster colleges was in response to the serious problems facing undergraduate education: the impersonality of large institutions, the limited resources of small schools, and the irrelevance of academic programs. There are two types of cluster college: (1) a federation of usually small schools, with each college maintaining its corporate independence, and (2) the more common type: the subcollege, which is an academic subunit of a larger corporate body. This paper concludes that cluster colleges: (1) foster a greater sense of community and encourage closer student-faculty relationships than do larger and undifferentiated portions of the same school; (2) are vehicles for innovation both by virtue of their novel educational programs and because they attract faculty and students who are interested in and supportive of these efforts; and (3) provide the structured diversity and alternative programs that can meet the needs of a wide range of students better than a single, undifferentiated university. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.