ERIC Number: ED180387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Cooperative Arrangements; Between Private and Public Colleges. A Report on Current Practice and Recommendations for Policy.
McKeefery, William J.
Cooperative arrangements between public and private higher education institutions are examined through a review of the relevant literature and survey of various campus programs. Three types of private-public cooperative groupings were identified. Type A is the informal partnership of two or three institutions in geographical proximity. A total of 65 such partnerships were found. Type B, the largest and fastest growing, is the regional urban cluster of institutions currently numbering 73. Type C is a distinct category in which institutions are linked by special purpose such as international interests or a unique research facility. Descriptions of three Type A examples, four Type B examples, and three Type C examples are included. The ten most frequently reported cooperative activities are cross-registration, coordinated student advisement, faculty exchange, visiting scholars, shared classroom facilities, joint majors and degrees, library use, faculty development, community events, and loaned administrators. Management, financing, budgets, and cost benefit information is reported along with the accomplishments and the mistakes encountered in private-public partnerships. A set of guidelines for state and national policy are offered concerning governance, student success, management efficiency, program quality, incentive systems, research, leadership, and information dissemination. A list of institutional groups by state or larger area in which private and public members are represented is included. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Affiliated Schools, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Economics, Exchange Programs, Guidelines, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Private Colleges, Regional Cooperation, Shared Facilities, Shared Services, State Colleges
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Council for the Advancement of Small Colleges, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.