ERIC Number: ED097070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-7
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Student and Faculty Responses to an Experiment in Inter-Institutional Cooperation.
Haehn, James O.; Meuter, Ralph F.
In 1974, California State University, Chico, and Butte Community College agreed to experiment in offering a joint summer session. This involved holding both planned programs on the Chico campus, coordinating class offerings to minimize duplication in offerings and the times of the offerings, and the sharing of physical facilities such as science laboratories. During the fifth week of the 6-week cooperative session, a survey was made of all students and faculty in the classes being offered by both schools. The questionnaire used was designed to ascertain student and faculty reactions to the experiment and their assessments of various services provided during the summer. In addition, data were obtained on selected demographic characteristics of the summer students and their reasons for attending summer classes. The survey showed that the Chico faculty and students were less positive than the Butte faculty and students as to the benefits derived from the coordinated session. Their respective attitudes were influenced by the fact that the coordinated summer session produced a decline in Chico State student enrollment and caused an increase in enrollment at Butte College. Closer coordination of courses and greater attention to courses jointly offered might minimize the negative effects. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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