ERIC Number: ED207373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Together We Do More: Cost-Effectiveness Through Interinstitutional Cooperation.
Grupe, Fritz H.; Sukanek, Kathleen L.
Results of a project designed to extend the level of academic cooperation among four member colleges of the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley are presented. The specific goal of the project, which was funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, was to initiate activities that were cost beneficial. Members of the consortia are: Clarkson College, St. Lawrence University, State University of New York (SUNY) Agricultural and Technical College at Canton, and SUNY College at Potsdam. Funds for the specific projects, which are listed by department, are detailed in terms of Carnegie Corporation grants, local matching funds, and specific uses of the monies. For each project, impacts are noted as follows: cost avoidance, cost effectiveness, cost efficiency, resource amplification, and resource attraction. In addition to a brief note on the nature of the impacts, brief project descriptions are presented. Among the projects are the following: anthropology films; team teaching of a course on human sexuality; employment of an art slide librarian; construction of plexiglass cubes for displaying sculpture, pottery, etc.; acquisition of instruction materials for biology courses; design of an interinstitutional cell and molecular biology concentration; development of a set of computer models for simulating the chemical analysis of DNA chains; development of a modular course in consumer economics; offering a new course in radio journalism; availability of an x-ray fluorescence unit at St. Lawrence to a Potsdam staff member; faculty sharing among the institutions through faculty exchanges, overload teaching, and a loan of faculty for specified periods of time; and plans for a cooperative radioactive waste disposal procedure. (SW)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Departments, Educational Equipment, Equipment, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Laboratory Equipment, Program Descriptions, Shared Facilities, Shared Services
Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, State University College of Potsdam, Potsdam, NY 13676.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, Potsdam, NY.