Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Grand Rapids Story

Extension Units Form a Consortium
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From Volume 3 Number 6 | December 1974
By Donald D. Fink

The following case study of the origins of the University consortium Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan tells an unusual story. In contrast to the general pattern of most consortia (direct cooperation between institutions), this Center involves the development of joint programs by the extension units of three distant universities and one local college. The early steps taken in establishing the Center are described by Donald D. Fink, director of the consortium.

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