ERIC Number: ED234673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Major Outcome: New Postsecondary Educational Organizations in Two Regions. Cooperative Regional Planning and Action to Enhance Postsecondary Education across State Lines. A Report to the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.; Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. School of Education.
A 2-year pilot demonstration project was undertaken in two U.S. regions to clarify the concept of regionalism and its application to postsecondary education. This concept was tested in two natural planning and service regions that were artificially divided by state boundary lines: The Upper Allegheny Region II (New York and Pennsylvania) and the Eastern Gulfcoast Region I (Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida). Attention was focused on making postsecondary education more accessible to a diversity of learners, reducing institutional competition and program duplication, and effecting more efficient uses of personal and material resources. In addition, two leadership groups were created: a citizens council representing the lay public and a task force representing postsecondary institutions and other organizations. Project activities consisted of: producing factual reports describing the region, planning for project continuation, organization building, and preparing for broader action on behalf of the region. Reports on demography, economic trends, socio-civic-cultural history, college academic programs, and noncollegiate programs were produced. Conclusions and recommendations are presented, along with a list of task force and council members for the two regions. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Planning, Cooperative Planning, Demonstration Programs, Educational Cooperation, Geographic Regions, Institutional Cooperation, Leadership Responsibility, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Regional Cooperation, School Community Relationship, Shared Services
Center for the Study of Higher Education; 322 Pond Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for the Study of Higher Education.; Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. School of Education.