Millerville University, Faculty Senate
Committee on Centrally Administered Cooperative
1994-1995 Annual Report
Submitted May 2, 1995 by Bill Dorman, Chairperson
The faculty senate committee on Cooperative Education met three times
each semester. We are currently reviewing several policy changes,
including academic requirements. These changes will come to senate
during the 1995-96 academic year.
The enclosed statistics were compiled by the Co-op Office. They tell an
incredible success story. But the numbers are only one part of the story
of coop. Co-op serves several important purposes. First, it operates as
a bridge for students between their academics and the professional
world. It provides students with practical applications of their
coursework. in that role, it is an integral part of the curriculum. At
every orientation for prospective students in the Department of
Communication and Theatre, at least one parent asks about opportunities
available for internships. It is clearly a recruiting tool. It is also
a vital public relations tool for the University. Countless students are
acting as ambassadors, from some 25 academic departments. They represent
us in a unique and tangible "outcome assessment" that gives both the
students and the employers testimony of the value of an education at
Millersville. The Co-op/Internship program is also an important way for
alumni to keep in touch with the University. It has provided a forum for
recent alumni to give something back to Millersville. Placing students
in companies with Millersville alumni has been an excellent way to foster
continued professional contacts.
The financial gains for students have been astounding. the job
opportunities have been plentiful, and the educational benefits are very
impressive. The co-op/internship program has made great improvements in
the past five years to become an integral part of the curriculum for a
wide array of departments.
The Cooperative Education program is in the fifth year of a five year
administrative Title VII grant. The University received $477,119 during
the course of this grant. the final reporting will not take place until
information from Summer placements is reported, however, to date the
following information is known.
Equipment money and a $1,000 scholarship have been donated to the
University on behalf of the Co-op program
Students have earned $1,830,890.
The Co-op database has grown to 1547 companies and 1274 jobs.
Twenty-five departments have participated in the program
The grant goal was to enroll 872 students through Spring 1995. We have
exceeded that goal by 31% registering 1142 students for academic credit
through Spring 1995.
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Co-op Enrollment 1990-Present
Information gathered from the Fall 1994 enrollment of 74 is
representative of the Co-op program during the academic year. The
full-time/part-time ratio reverses during the summer, and fewer
students accept unpaid positions.
Fall Enrollment by School
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Employment
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