ERIC Number: ED482166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
Provincial Coordination and Inter-Institutional Collaboration in British Columbia's College, University College and Institute System. Monograph Series.
This document addresses a study that aimed to better understand the historical development of British Columbia community college, university college, and institute system with special attention given to recent changes in inter-institutional collaboration in relation to provincial coordination. The study also addresses centralization and decentralization in the British Columbia system. The data was gathered through analyzing primary and secondary sources of literature as well as interviews with key informants. Therefore the methodology used was qualitative and interpretive in nature and based on the historical method and underlying assumptions of hermeneutics. The study found that throughout the decades, the B.C. system has had a history of voluntary collaboration, but the collaboration has been gradually blended over time with provincial coordination as government built a system of autonomous institutions. The study makes the following conclusions based on the data: (1) an appropriate balance may be achieved between centralization and decentralization in order to create an effective system; (2) B.C.'s history and other experiences; and (3) the Ministry and institutions should build on the history of voluntary collaborative efforts. (MZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: Canada