ERIC Number: ED262847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul-8
Reference Count: N/A
Joint Ventures in Research, Evaluation and Planning: University and Community College Collaboration.
Doucette, Donald S.; Teeter, Deborah J.
The fiscal and demographic realities of the 1980's require increased levels of cooperation between universities and community colleges. Motivated by their mutual self-interest, a large midwestern university, the University of Kansas (KU), and one of its feeder institutions, Johnson County Community College (JCCC), a large comprehensive community college, have established an ongoing cooperative relationship for the purpose of conducting joint research, evaluation, and planning. The first joint project conducted by the institutions was an attempt to determine the actual extent of the transfer phenomenon between JCCC and KU. This study was followed by an investigation of the smoothness of the students' transition from the two-year to the four-year college. One of the most notable results of these initial studies was the consensus established among the postsecondary institutions in Kansas in support of a statewide study of community college transfer students. Another important by-product of these cooperative research efforts has been the routine sharing of information about students, potential markets, employment trends, and research methodologies. This review of the joint research ventures of JCCC and KU includes information on the operational procedures used, as well as brief research results. (Author/EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas