ERIC Number: ED177947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun-6
Resource Sharing in Support of Continuing Education: An Exploratory Survey.
Grupe, Fritz H.; Stewart, Mary
Resource sharing among institutions as a method of supporting continuing education is surveyed. The following three trends are identified: the growth of continuing education, experimentation with consortial approaches to higher education, and continued emphasis on cost effectiveness. Among the objectives of the survey were to determine what cooperative projects existed and where they were located through review of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) and from data provided by Title I administrators, to produce an inventory of the projects identified and divide the inventory into subgroups, and finally to determine ways in which the cooperative projects related to the goals of continuing education and cost effectiveness. Descriptions of projects in nine categories--planning and needs assessment, promotion and publicity, counseling, media, curriculum/instructional materials, special populations, community development, extension centers, and staff development--are presented. The cost benefits of consortia and continuing education are explored, including such areas as avoidance of unnecessary duplication, distribution of risk, and entry to funding agencies. An inventory of cooperative/continuing education programs and a brief bibliography are appended. (PHR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Consortia, Continuing Education Centers, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Cost Effectiveness, Counseling, Directories, Educational Cooperation, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Instructional Materials, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Publicize, Resources, Shared Services, Staff Development, Surveys
Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, Raymond Hall, State University College at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 13676
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, Potsdam, NY.