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ERIC Number: ED176619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Higher Educational Consortia Organization: Functional Structures of Administration and Management.
Lepchenske, George L.
The administrative and functional organization of higher education consortia are discussed. The need for cooperation between individual institutions has been established; one lone institution cannot encompass all knowledge generated. The rapid growth of consortia has generated extensive services, funding sources, developmental activities, community activities, and research developments. Typical types of commitments are either legislated by state, county, or district systems or by interstate or bilateral agreements; or non-legislated through funding associations, political action groups, or agreements for academic purposes. Administrative organization varies according to size, function, and location with effectiveness depending largely on the degree of conflict between commitment of the institutions to cooperation and traditional institutional autonomy. Functions and nature of two types of administrative organization are explored; one stressing the autonomy of the separate institutions, the other setting goals and objectives drawing not only from the consortia itself but from outside sources as well. Successful consortia arrangement requires clear purpose identification, careful supportive planning, and realistic operations. This entails, among other things, identifying and ordering values to establish educational priorities, providing support for cooperative activities, and evaluating cooperative efforts periodically. A 52-item bibliography is appended. (PHR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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