ERIC Number: ED134117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Planning and Coordination of Collegiate Off-Campus Services in Michigan.
Agor, Weston H.
Existing data indicate that there is a serious gap between the statewide needs and demands of Michigan citizens for off-campus instructional services and the present pattern of services being provided by Michigan colleges and universities. It is also apparent that there is a need for more complete information on existing programs and about the mechanisms of lateral coordination for providing services. It appears that there is no empirical justification for the state legilature's present policy of not funding off- versus on-campus programs or noncredit versus credit courses. While it would appear that the most economical and efficient mechanism for meeting statewide needs and demands of all Michigan citizens for off-campus services might be the creation of an external degree program under the direction of the State Department of Education, the effective implementation of such a program depends on the cooperation of the state's higher education institutions. Michigan Council of State College Presidents members have indicated a preference for coordinating off-campus services through the creation of regional consortia among public and private institutions. Feasibility studies of the regional consortia approach, development of an external degree program, and alternatives for funding off-campus credit courses are recommended. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Supply, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Regional Planning, Statewide Planning
Higher Education Management Services, Michigan Department of Education, Lansing, Michigan 48902
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Higher Education Management Services.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan