ERIC Number: ED095946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Relations Among Post-Secondary Units. Technical Group Report No. 10.
Montana Commission on Post-Secondary Education, Helena.
A questionnaire survey was conducted to determine the amounts and types of interinstitutional cooperation, including the number of persons participating, that existed in Montana postsecondary education. The cooperative activities included consortia of educational institutions, faculty exchange, provisions for student exchanges and/or concurrent enrollment, articulation and transfer agreements, facilities sharing, other cooperative agreements, and joint degrees. In addition, the potential for such arrangements for improving economic and educational effectiveness was assessed. Results of the survey included the following findings: (1) three community colleges, the three private colleges, and the six units of the Montana University System participate in consortia; the five vocational/technical centers frequently act as an informal consortia; (2) all of the institutions participate in various forms of facilities--sharing with state, local, and private agencies; (3) student transfer is probably the major point of contact between and among universities, colleges, community colleges, and vocational/technical centers; (4) there is little formal faculty exchange and sharing; (5) there are nine formal cross-registration and student exchange agreements. It is recommended that state-funds support of continuing education problems be studied, the concept of faculty sharing be expanded, exploration of avenues of cooperation be continued, and the problems of student articulation and transfer be undertaken on a formal or an ad hoc basis. (There are five appendixes to the report.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana Commission on Post-Secondary Education, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana