ERIC Number: ED101600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Progress Through Cooperation. A Report on the Higher Education Cooperation Act.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Since its inception in 1972, the Higher Education Cooperation Act (HECA) is proving to be an effective agent for improving Illinois higher education, and at a nominal cost. Various HECA projects aimed at encouraging international cooperation and increasing access to higher education have involved in some way nearly every public and private college and university in the state. In spite of minimal funding, many HECA projects are already operating with distinction. The Quad-Cities Graduate Studies Center has brought quality graduate education to hundreds of students in the Quad-Cities area without the need to establish a new graduate institution or new graduate program. The Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market is bringing senior and junior institutions together in an effort to provide needed inservice education for the citizens of this region without duplicating ongoing programs. Rigorous evaluation of the heca program has been undertaken by the HECA staff members and by external consultants. After an introduction and summary, this document defines HECA, how it works, and how effective it is. Appendixes include fiscal 1973 HECA grants approved; the fiscal 1974 HECA grant; and a brief picture of the recent history of interinstitutional cooperation in Illinois. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois