ERIC Number: ED057747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Urban Higher Education Consortia.
Paltridge, James Gilbert
This is a descriptive and evaluative study of 8 consortia formed by urban institutions of higher education confronted with common problems of minority student recruitment, training of teachers for inner-city schools, and the need for academic expertise to help solve their economic and social problems. Findings show that consortia weaknesses stem from lack of adequate base financing, inadequate organization and top-level leadership, and lack of strong institutional commitment to the idea of cooperative programs. Notable exceptions to this finding occurred particularly where the consortium concentrated its efforts on 1 or 2 major program activities. Community participation in the programs and in the decisionmaking processes of a consortium also proved highly desirable. (HS)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Dual Enrollment, Educational Cooperation, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Shared Services
Center for Research and Development in Higher Education, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California 94704 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for Research and Development in Higher Education.