ERIC Number: ED077478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-6
Reference Count: 0
The Five E's of Consortium Effectiveness.
Bradley, A. Paul, Jr.
The number of academic consortia, cooperating groups of institutions, have exploded in recent years in response to several societal and internal forces. While others have examined aspects of consortia, this paper reports the first intensive effort dealing with effectiveness. The study is divided into 2 parts: (1) What constitutes consortium effectiveness? and (2) In what ways are the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the Associated Colleges of the Midwest perceived effective? Part I found that consortia exist for their member institutions and are effective if they meet the needs of their members. It also disclosed a 5 category framework of institutional needs that consortia should meet, the 5 E's expanded student and faculty opportunities, promotion of greater managerial efficiency, promotion of experimentation and change, promotion of exchange through interpersonal contacts among the members, and entrepreneurship. The study found both associations perceived as effective in providing programs in the need areas of the members. It also found both the unusual preliminary survey mechanism and the 5 category framework to be useful research tools. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Office of Institutional Research.
Note: Paper presented at the Consortium Directors Seminar, Washington, D.C., October 6, 1971