ERIC Number: ED326279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Partnership: An Evolving Case Study.
Wallenfeldt, E. C.; Anglin, L. W.
Cuyahoga Community College (CCC) and Kent State University's (KSU) current partnership for educational progress has evolved over nearly two decades of continuous communication and political obstacles. The foundation for the partnership was established in the early 1970's, in spite of community college criticisms of the inadequacy of higher education programs for training two-year college personnel and university criticisms of the open door policies of two-year colleges. In the eyes of the two-year college administration, universities over-emphasized specialized knowledge and research skills, and failed to prepare graduates to address matters of teaching competencies and learner understanding, issues critical to junior college educators. In January 1974, a career and personal development workshop, based on a human potential model in use at CCC's east campus, was organized jointly by KSU and CCC faculty. While efforts to develop a doctoral program at KSU to address the skills required of community college educators failed, a community college specialist was added to the KSU faculty in 1979, and informal relations between the institutions continued. Aided and supported by interested KSU and CCC faculty and administrators, 12 CCC faculty members did enroll in doctoral programs at KSU. A High Schools for the Future project developed and jointly administered by KSU and CCC senior faculty led the CCC east campus provost to propose a joint staff development program for CCC faculty. A formal plan was presented to the KSU Regents Advisory Committee on Graduate Studies and was subsequently approved in 1987. The successes of these and additional collaborative efforts has created a solid working partnership between the two institutions. (GFW)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Program Descriptions, State Universities, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teaching Skills, Two Year Colleges, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Graduate School of Education.