ERIC Number: ED213297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Patterns of Private-Public Relatedness: Five Institutional Histories and an Analysis.
McKeefery, William; And Others
Perspectives on shifts in private-public relatedness experienced by five higher education institutions are presented. The five histories illustrate a variety of individual differences in private-public relatedness and represent a cross-section of 80 institutions that have encountered important adjustments. In each of the following institutions, the shift was made toward a more balanced private-public relationship: Cornell University as a private university with four public land grant colleges; Temple University as a state related university that was once a religious college; University of Delaware as a privately administered, state assisted, land grant, sea grant university; New College of Sarasota, Florida, as a former private liberal arts college now continuing as part of a public university; and Rio Grande College as a private four-year college in Ohio's river valley that sponsored a public community college on its campus. An introduction and analysis of the five models is presented by William McKeefery. Each of the institutions is discussed by the following officials: Cornell (Constance Cook); Temple (David V. Randall); Delaware (G. Arno Loessner); New College (Eugene Lewis); and Rio Grande (Herman Koby). Attention is directed to: why a public relationship developed, how the private-public accommodation was achieved; what the characteristics of the relationship achieved were; and what the consequences of the altered relationship were on its educational program, financial status, and on nearby institutions. Information on additional institutions and implications of the changes in private-public relatedness are examined. (SW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Educational Change, Governance, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Land Grant Universities, Mergers, Private Colleges, Private Education, Public Education, Shared Facilities, State Colleges
University of Bridgeport, Park and University Avenues, Bridgeport, CT 06602.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Bridgeport Univ., CT.