ERIC Number: ED202296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Case Study No. 3: The "Contract College" Type: Union County Coordinating Agency for Higher Education.
A case study of a contract college involving Union College and Union County Technical Institute in New Jersey is presented. The arrangement between these two colleges provides the county with the services and facilities of two community colleges, one specializing in technical and career programs and the other in academic courses. Historical information on the two colleges is briefly presented, and the working arrangement of the consortium through the Union County Coordinating Agency is described. Among the many responsibilities of the Agency is determining the needs of the county with respect to public higher education at the two-year college level. The agency procures educational services from the two institutions and compensates them with state and county monies. It also enables the two institutions, through their own contract, to offer special programs by which students on one campus may take courses on the other. Additionally, students at the Union County Technical Institute can receive the Associate in Applied Science degree granted by Union College. The agency was designed to be weak; all managerial powers were left to the institutions. Based on difficulties encountered in the cooperative arrangement, it is recommended that compliance with the regional accrediting authority be checked, and that mechanisms to assure accountability of public funds be enforced. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Inservice Education Program.