ERIC Number: ED427818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Creating Beneficial Institutional Collaborations. ERIC Digest.
Kuo, Elaine W.
This digest examines the value of collaborations among businesses, community organizations, and educational institutions, and explores how partnerships create new opportunities and challenges. The benefits of collaborative efforts for community colleges include: (1) furthering access and services to local constituents; (2) bridging secondary education and baccalaureate programs; and (3) promoting economic development. Many examples of different types of collaborations are given. Collaborations among local businesses, such as the Rural Community College Initiative, foster community partnerships and address local educational and employment barriers. The Bronx Corridor of Success Initiative links education and community development through collaboration among at-risk youths, the Bronx Community College (New York), and various community organizations. A collaboration between the New York University School of Education and eleven area community colleges is an example of a collaboration among educational institutions, created to improve transfer rates. Movement toward collaboration must be strategic and continuous. The goals of increasing access to higher education and enhancing community economic development continue to be the impetus that sustains these relationships between community colleges and external organizations. (AS)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.