ERIC Number: ED468946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-4
Reference Count: N/A
Franklin University of Ohio and the Community College Alliance (CCA).
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
This document summarizes a request by Franklin University of Columbus, Ohio to receive approval from the Illinois Board of Higher Education to operate and grant degrees statewide in Illinois. The vehicle through which it proposed to offer instruction was the Community College Alliance (CCA), a creation of the university designed to offer membership to community colleges nationwide, whereby they could become partners in providing community college graduates with baccalaureate completion opportunities via Internet courses. This document includes a discussion of the Board of Higher Education's criteria for approval, the qualifications of Franklin faculty, and a proposed organizational structure. A summary of the business administration curriculum is provided along with a list of participating Illinois community colleges. The CCA has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a Distance Education Demonstration Project, which allows the university to administer federal financial aid to students in any state. If the 5 planned degrees are approved in Illinois, Franklin estimates that in the first year of full operation, a total of 220 Illinois students will enroll in the programs, increasing to 1,000 students by the fifth year of operation. The report concludes with the Board of Higher Education staff recommending that the Board approve Franklin's request. (RC)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, College Programs, Community Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Online Courses, Partnerships in Education, Shared Resources and Services
For full text: http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/Board/Agendas/ 2000/April/item06.pdf/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.