ERIC Number: ED238484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-18
Reference Count: 0
Community College - University Cooperation and Its Benefits.
Behm, Robert J.
Currently community colleges and universities are facing their greatest economic challenges and greatest opportunity for cooperation. The extent of community college involvement in cooperative ventures was reflected in a 1980 nationwide survey conducted by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges which found 10,000 cooperative arrangements serving 1.5 million people in place in the 173 community colleges participating in the survey. The current literature reveals a number of specific models for cooperation including the following: (1) Northern Virginia Community College offers sections of a developmental mathematics course on the George Mason University campus; (2) the colleges of the Saint Lawrence Valley cooperate in curriculum development, faculty exchange, team teaching, and construction of instructional media; (3) Seattle Central Community College and the University of Washington are collaborating on a State Education Agency grant; and (4) California State University at Chico's Instructional Television Fixed Service System broadcasts courses to three northeastern California community colleges. Successful cooperative ventures usually begin and flourish through the efforts of one or two interested individuals in the participating institutions. In addition, they must always hold the potential for mutual benefit and have the philosophical support of the institutions' highest authorities. (LAL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Association of Community Colleges (Sacramento, CA, November 18, 1983).