An Itinerary for Two-Year/Four-Year Institutional Collaboration: Lessons from a New Partnership

  • Paul F. Reichardt
Keywords: Higher Education, Two-Year Institutions, Four-Year Institutions, University Partnerships


The founding of a community college in a metropolitan area served by a comprehensive public university offered both institutions a unique opportunity for collaboration. Without a legacy of competition for students and funding to impede their work, the two institutions created a comprehensive partnership that addresses issues of articulation, transfer, resources, and post-secondary participation in the region. Communicating the value of collaboration to institutional constituencies and the public was vital to this collaborative experience.