ERIC Number: ED059689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Cluster and Upper Division Colleges: New Organizational Forms in Higher Education.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Institutions of higher education presently and in the future will be confronted with the problem of offering diversified programs to the students they are supposed to serve. All institutions are becoming more and more alike due to a one-sided emphasis on increased enrollment rather than accommodating that priority to increased program quality. A possible solution to this problem is the creation of cluster and upper division colleges. Each type of college would offer the atmosphere of a small college but would, at the same time, offer the variety of resources available at larger institutions. Another major benefit is a small college atmosphere, which encourages experimentation and offers alternatives to traditionalism as a means of combating the homogenization of higher education. The cluster college and upper division patterns of organization have yet to be thoroughly evaluated, and they deserve serious consideration by higher education planners. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.