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The Geraldton Universities' Centre: A regional partnership for teaching and learning

Anna Alderson and Marie Martin
Connecting Learning
The Geraldton Universities Centre began operating at the beginning of 2002 with three partner universities - The University of Western Australia, Curtin University of Technology and Edith Cowan University. It was able to do so because the previous year the Commonwealth government designated 20 EFTSUs to be used in Geraldton despite the fact that at the time no university has established a fully fledged campus anywhere in the Mid West region. This paper briefly outlines what was done to make this happen, and the policies and procedures that have since been adopted - some through necessity, some by good luck and others by good management - to develop and grow a university centre truly responsive to local community needs. It describes strategies that could be adopted by other centres trying to forge effective partnerships between universities themselves and between them and local communities.
Please cite as: Alderson, A. and Martin, M. (2003). The Geraldton Universities' Centre: A regional partnership for teaching and learning. In Partners in Learning. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 11-12 February 2003. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2003/abstracts/alderson-abs.html

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