ERIC Number: ED187233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Programs with Business and Community. Forum, Volume II, Number 7, May 1980.
Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Degree programs for adults that are offered by colleges and universities jointly with noneducational organizations, such as businesses, unions, hospitals, local governments, and community organizations are considered. An article by Murray Frank traces the history of the concept of community service by colleges, describes the experiences of the University of Massachusetts in reaching out to the people of Boston, and draws some generalizations on the advantages and pitfalls in creating such programs. Additionally, the following institutional programs are described: Park College-Farmland Training Center Degree Program; Lincoln University-Eagleville Hospital and Rehabilitation Center performance-based masters degree program; Ramapo College's Labor Program; the Tektronix Education Program of the University of Portland, Portland Community College, Oregon State University, and the Oregon Graduate Center; Valencia Community College's Open Campus; Pace University's Associate in Arts Degree Program; and Community College of Allegheny County's Apprenticeship Programs. Additional programs and resources are briefly described. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Agricultural Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Apprenticeships, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Business Education, College Credits, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Educational History, Electronics, Employed Women, Engineering Education, Extension Education, Farm Management, Higher Education, Hospitals, Human Services, Industry, Masters Programs, Noncredit Courses, Nontraditional Education, Outreach Programs, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Unions
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.