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ERIC Number: ED430617
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Innovative University/Community College Partnership.
Lund, Nick L.
In 1988, the Arizona Board of Regents, Legislature, and the State Board of Directors for Community Colleges approved an innovative partnership between Northern Arizona University (NAU) and Arizona Western College (AWC) in Yuma. The AWC/NAU partnership was designed to expand higher education opportunities in southwest Arizona. This document describes aspects of the partnership that contribute to its success, including: (1) cooperation in the development of campus services; (2) layering of campus services; (3) curricular articulation; (4) organizational reporting and management; (5) professional development; (6) operational agreements; (7) the Yuma K-20 consortium; and (8) fostering economic development. Under this partnership, AWC offers freshman and sophomore courses leading to associate's degrees, and NAU in Yuma offers junior and senior courses leading to baccalaureate degrees, as well as graduate programs at the master's and doctoral levels. Instruction is offered using both traditional and distance learning modes. NAU and AWC share the same campus, which is a factor different from most other educational partnerships of this type. A new academic building and computer lab co-operated by NAU and AWC are the most recent examples of shared space facilitated by the partnership. In the 10 years that the partnership has been running, NAU/AWC has graduated over 1500 students in Yuma with NAU bachelor's or graduate degrees. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A