ERIC Number: ED409038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Applied Baccalaureate: A New Option in Higher Education in the United States. Report.
Call, Richard W.; And Others
This report focuses on the implementation of applied baccalaureate degrees at two-year colleges and includes a sample agreement from an alliance of five State University of New York (SUNY) Colleges of Technology. The report provides the following information: (1) a discussion of the objectives of implementing baccalaureate degrees at two-year colleges; (2) information on colleges that currently offer four-year degrees, indicating that 61 colleges did so in 1997; (3) a list of seven colleges offering such degrees and the programs they offer; (4) a description of Pennsylvania State University's plan to offer baccalaureate degrees at 14 branch campuses; (5) discussions of research and other writings that point to the value of baccalaureate degrees; (6) brief descriptions of initiatives undertaken in Arizona, the SUNY Colleges of Technology, and Utah Valley Community College (UVCC); and (7) a description of the implementation process used at UVCC, including a 3-phase model presented to the State Board of Regents. Contains 13 references. The attached agreement for the five Alliance members (Aflred, Canton, Cobleskill, Delhi, and Morrisville Colleges) describes the purpose of the Alliance (i.e., to share resources and gain approval to offer baccalaureate programs); initial steps for implementation; guidelines for academic program coordination; the Bachelor's in Professional Studies degree; administrative services; and financing. The Alliance budget for 1996-97 and an organizational chart are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Chancellor.