Partnerships with Community Colleges

Strategies to Promote Collaborations Between Four year Institutions and Community Colleges

Topics: Online Education, Academic Affairs, Articulation Agreements, Academic Planning

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This report explores strategies to promote partnerships between four-year institutions and community colleges through traditional, online, and reverse articulation agreements. In particular, the report describes the process initiate partnerships and the characteristics of ideal partner institutions.

Research Questions

  • What motivates administrators at four-year institutions and community colleges to pursue partnerships?
  • What dedicated and non-dedicated staff members participate in the development and maintenance of partnerships?
  • What factors do administrators at four-year institutions consider to identify community colleges with which to partner?