ERIC Number: ED421907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Education: Institutional Profiles of Integrated Learning. NCCE Executive Summary Series, No. 1.
Hutcheson, Polly, Ed.
This is the first of a series of National Commission for Cooperative Education (NCCE) publications for college and business leaders that will address issues related to postsecondary cooperative education (CE) and workforce development through the integration of work and learning. This document highlights the various strategies used to relate co-op work experience to students' academic programs by profiling the 25 colleges and universities that are the initial members of the NCCE College Partner Program. Each profile includes a brief statement from the institution's president; describes the orientation procedures for students entering the co-op program; notes how the institution recognizes participation in the co-op; describes integrated learning mechanisms used; and explains new or special procedures related to the operation of the co-op program, Each profile also includes basic data on the program such as contact information, total institutional enrollment, length of term for CE experience, year CE program was established, description of program structure, CE enrollment, program fees, minimum and maximum number of CE terms possible, student selection criteria, number of CE employers, and earliest term students may participate in the program. A glossary of program characteristics is included. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Students, Cooperative Education, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, High School Students, Higher Education, Integrated Learning Systems, Outreach Programs, Practicums, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), School Business Relationship, Work Experience, Work Experience Programs
National Commission for Cooperative Education, 360 Huntington Avenue, 384 CP, Boston, MA 02115-5096; phone: 617-373-3770; fax: 617-373-3463; email: firstname.lastname@example.org ($7).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Commission for Cooperative Education, Boston, MA.
Note: Prepared for the Executive Forum for Higher Education and Business Leaders: Partners in Integrating Learning and Work for 21st Century Graduates (Washington, DC, May, 1998).