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ERIC Number: ED377910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun-17
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
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Capstone: An Experiment in Articulation of College and University Studies.
Keast, David; And Others
In 1987, Athabasca University (AU) and Keyano College (KC), in Alberta, initiated a collaborative program to provide one-site degree completion opportunities for students residing over 300 kilometers from the nearest degree-granting institution. The Capstone Project is made up of two academic streams: a third year "cap" of the KC business administration diploma program leading to a Bachelor in Administration degree, and courses to complete a 3-year Bachelor of General Studies for students in KC's University Transfer Program. The Academic Vice-Presidents at each institution are responsible for the overall direction of the project, and a steering committee has met twice yearly since 1987. Since Capstone reflects cooperation between two quite distinct institutions, its implementation was not without challenges, including overcoming incompatible organizational mandates, cultures and structures. In 1993-94, however, 36 AU courses were offered with a total of 313 registrations and there were an additional 322 home-study registrations in AU courses. KC, for its part, had 89 full-time equivalent (FTE) students in the business program and 152 FTE's in the transfer program. Program budgets for both AU and KC for 1990-91 were slightly over $100,000 each. Since 1989, 52 students have graduated through the Capstone Project. (Includes narratives by representatives from AU and KC describing conflicts and solutions in implementing the program.) (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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