ERIC Number: ED481782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Aug-5
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An Inter-Institutional Partnership for a Doctoral Program in an Era of Financial Constraint.
Margulus, Lisabeth S.; Price, William J.; Tracy, Jaclynn C.
As educational indicators continue to signal tough times ahead, higher education institutions are also likely to continue to face further belt tightening. This means operating more efficiently and will also require that institutions look for opportunities to collaborate through inter-institutional partnerships that provide creative ways to address program needs in high demand fields. The Cooperative doctoral program in educational leadership of Eastern Michigan University (EMU) and Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is an example of the sort of collaboration that can avoid costly duplication of programs while serving student needs in a high demand area. A unique interinstitutional program was formed in 1998 to deliver EMUs program at the GVSU campus. The program uses GVSU facilities, marketing, and staff support, as well as collaboration between EMU and GVSU faculty through teaching and service on doctoral dissertations. Residual benefits include interinstitutional collaboration between faculty and increased benefits for students who have access to a wider range of faculty expertise and institutional facilities and resources in an era of severe fiscal constraint. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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