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  Five Colleges (Massachusetts) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Five Colleges are affiliated colleges in the Connecticut River Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, belonging to a consortium called Five Colleges, Incorporated, which was established in 1965.
A popular urban legend among Five College students holds that the characters on the Saturday morning cartoon Scooby-Doo represent the five colleges.
The Claremont Colleges, also known as "the five-C's" may have been modeled after the five colleges, although the Claremont colleges did not account for five schools until the creation of Pitzer College in 1963.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Five_Colleges_(Massachusetts)   (485 words)

 Colleges combine resources - The Boston Globe
In an attempt to save money and expand educational offerings, five public colleges south of Boston are banding together in the state's first higher-education partnership, an alliance that will mark a distinct change in how the schools operate.
Bridgewater State College president Dana Mohler-Faria, chairman of Connect, said it represents a rare alliance of three sectors of public higher education: the two-year community college, four-year college, and university.
Massachusetts families headed by a college graduate earn three times as much as the family of a high school dropout, according to the report.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2005/10/23/colleges_combine_resources   (756 words)

 Latin American Studies at the Five Colleges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The study of Latin America at the Five Colleges has a long and proud tradition, one that accounts for its strong presence in the curriculum today.
Faculty representatives from each campus serve as members of the Five College Latin American Studies Council, which works to foster strong ties among the campus programs and generates a lively sense of community among scholars and students.
Hampshire College students may develop and area of specialization in Latin America in conjunction with or in addition to their major.
www.umass.edu /5col_latam   (508 words)

 Five Colleges
The Five Colleges is a consortium of colleges in the Connecticut River valley of Western Massachusetts:
The Five are geographically close to one another, and a free bus shuttles between the campuses.
A student at one of these schools may take classes at any of the others, and there are student groups and organizations which draw (at least potentially) from all five.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fi/Five_Colleges.html   (62 words)

 The Chronicle: 10/22/2004: Whose Professor Is It, Anyway?
The five institutions -- Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and UMass.
The five colleges first began sharing professors 30 years ago, but this is the largest number they have ever hired at once and the first time they have put shared positions on the tenure track.
And it gives the five campuses an alternative approach to covering courses in disciplines where large numbers of faculty members are retiring and won't be replaced.
chronicle.com /free/v51/i09/09a01201.htm   (1956 words)

 Five-College Cooperation in Foreign Language Teaching: Problems and Possibilities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Amherst College, the oldest of the five, began in 1821 as a college for men and has grown into a liberal arts college of 1,500 students, admitting both men and women since 1975.
Five Colleges, Inc., also funds faculty computer workshops, a variety of colloquia, publications such as a Five College Calendar, course lists, and a library guide and provides the framework for regular meetings of over 70 interest groups ranging from the directors of the various meal services to a telecommunications committee.
For foreign language faculty at the five colleges, student interchange is a somewhat mixed blessing.
www.mla.org /adfl/bulletin/V16N2/162042.htm   (2293 words)

 CILA Institute: CILA Core Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
CILA is situated within the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts where the Five Colleges, comprised of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke College, Smith College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst are located.
CILA emerged largely from the interests of Five College faculty, staff, administrators, together with other national collaborators, who were deeply concerned with the relationship between higher education, contemplative practice, spirituality, and diverse ways of knowing, living and working.
The Five College Faculty Seminar on New Epistemologies and Contemplation was conceived by Smith College Professor of Anthropology, Frederique Apffel-Marglin, and Amherst College Professor of Physics, Arthur Zajonc.
www-unix.oit.umass.edu /~dkscott/CILA_Institute/core.htm   (521 words)

 Connecting colleges - The Boston Globe
But rather than wait for a golden age of state funding, the five public colleges of southeastern Massachusetts have joined forces to make their region smarter and more prosperous.
It's five musketeers out to pull more people into college classrooms, promote the region's culture and economy, and solve problems by sharing resources and expertise.
The schools should also be better able to cut administrative costs and meet regional needs: serving the immigrant population and adults without high school or college degrees, responding to a surge in elementary school enrollment and an aging teaching corps, and strengthening an economy where 17 percent of employers are manufacturers.
www.boston.com /news/education/higher/articles/2005/11/13/connecting_colleges   (424 words)

 Developing Print Repositories: Models for Shared Preservation and Access
Materials from the four private colleges in the consortium (Amherst, Mt. Holyoke, Hampshire, and Smith) that are placed at the repository become the property of Five Colleges, Inc., with one exception: Amherst maintains a separate collection of its own materials at the facility.
Ownership aside, the experience of the Five Colleges and others suggests that the retention of redundant materials by individual libraries can be far less costly when there is a shared "active" copy that is cooperatively managed for long-term retention and accessibility.
The Five Colleges consortium identifies and retains the best copy of titles from among the member libraries' holdings; the second and third copies are returned to owning libraries for disposition as they see fit.
www.clir.org /pubs/reports/pub117/sec3.html   (2211 words)

 AC Library: Five College Library Depository Policies
Ongoing operational costs of the Five College Depository not covered by grants or outside agencies will be borne by the five colleges and apportioned on the "11ths" formula used by the Five College Librarians Council.
Five Colleges, Inc. will assume ownership of materials deposited in the Five College Library Depository by Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College and will retain or dispose of such materials in accordance with guidelines approved by the Five College Librarians Council.
Five College Library staff may submit a request to borrow a defined run of a periodical from the Four College Depository Collection for an extended loan to meet an extraordinary curricular or research need at their campus.
www.amherst.edu /library/info/fcdeppol.html   (1272 words)

 Five Colleges Alumni in Greece
Alumni from all the five colleges were invited and joined us.
, founded in 1821 is the oldest of the five campuses and has a student body of 1,600 undergraduate men and women.
, established in 1837 by the well-known educator Mary Lyon, is the oldest college for women in the nation.
www.magazino.com /fivecolleges   (490 words)

 Mount Holyoke College Tour: Five Colleges (Accessible Transcript)
Hampshire College, Amherst College, and UMass are all north on route 116 (approximately 10 miles).
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a major research university enrolling 24,000 students, from all 50 United States and over 100 countries.
The College is known worldwide for preparing women to lead and for excellence in the sciences.
www.mtholyoke.edu /offices/comm/accessible_tour/where1.html   (315 words)

 The Evidence in Hand: Report of the Task Force on the Artifact in Library Collections
The college retrofitted the bunker for secondary storage and began using it in 1995.
In 1999, the presidents of the Five Colleges approved a plan to operate a consortial library depository that would have a distinctive mission and governance, and they assigned responsibility to an existing consortium, Five Colleges, Inc., to run the depository.
Willis Bridegam, director of the Amherst College Library, states that even for the Five Colleges, the chief incentive to cooperate was to solve the problem of space shortages.
www.clir.org /PUBS/reports/pub103/section4.html   (6619 words)

 Amherst College Faculty Handbook : Students, Alumni, Five Colleges, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The alumni are represented at the College by the Alumni Secretary and the staff of that office.
The President is represented in many Five College discussions by a deputy, who is currently the Dean of the Faculty.
There are many Five College Committees and Seminars involving faculty with shared academic and curricular interests, and administrative officers with comparable responsibilities.
www.amherst.edu /~deanfac/handbook/studentsalumni5cinc.html   (220 words)

 Budget Travel Online - Amherst, Northampton, & South Hadley, Central Massachusetts
The "Five College" area of central Massachusetts combines the buzz of one of America's most stimulating intellectual and artistic centers with the serenity of New England's wooded hills and a genteel aura of yesteryear.
Fortunately, the intellectual and cultural offerings at the five colleges are scheduled mostly during the week, so you can avoid the hassle of getting (and paying double for) weekend reservations and waiting outside crowded restaurants.
The town's crown jewel, however, is Smith College, founded in 1875 as one of the first institutions for young women to provide an education that was equal in every way to the best offered to young men.
www.budgettravelonline.com /bt-dyn/content/article/2005/06/04/AR2005060400553.html   (862 words)

 AICUM - Home
Established in 1967 by college and university presidents, AICUM consists of 55 degree-granting, accredited independent, or private, colleges and universities in the Commonwealth.
AICUM represents an extraordinary array of colleges and universities which comprise a significant and growing economic sector in our state and which contribute and define the culture, education, and essence of Massachusetts.
Choosing a college or university, whether for an undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree, is an important decision.
masscolleges.org /index.php?...&task=view&id=96&Itemid=170   (193 words)

 Five Colleges, Incorporated: Home
You are at the site of Five Colleges, Incorporated, the non-profit higher education consortium that administers cooperative agreements and programs among Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Planning a trip to the Five College area
Five College Early Music Program Holiday Concerts: Green Groweth the Holly: An English Christmas
www.fivecolleges.edu   (103 words)

 Grad Profiles - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Its schools and colleges are the Graduate School; the Colleges of Engineering, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Resources and the Environment, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social and Behavioral Sciences; and the Schools of Education, Management, Nursing, and Public Health and Health Sciences.
Five Colleges, Inc., is a consortium composed of the University and Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges.
With their adviser’s prior approval, students in any of the five colleges may enroll for courses at the others.
www.gradprofiles.com /u-mass-amherst.html   (639 words)

 Colonial Colleges: The First Five
Although founded primarily to teach divinity and heavily influenced by the Puritans, Harvard (and other early colleges) were not one-denominational, nor were they used strictly as seminaries (although, at least in early years, that was their primary objective).
The college, located in Newetowne (to be named Cambridge in 1638), was named after John Harvard, who bequeathed his entire library and half of his estate to the fledgling school.
During his tutelage, the college established three buildings, a library, and obtained a formal charter granted by the Massachusetts General Court in 1650, which stated that the principle of Harvard was "the advancement of all good literature, arts and sciences' and the education of English and Indian Youth 'in knowledge: and godliness'" (Cremin, 213).
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 Five College Library Depository : Welcome!
The Five College Library Depository (FCLD) is a high density storage facility for the lesser-used materials from the libraries of Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and University of Massachusetts Amherst.
All materials in the FCLD are listed in the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog.
Five College Library Depository is a project of Five Colleges, Incorporated
www.fivecolleges.edu /sites/depository   (169 words)

 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - College Closeup   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Located in historic and scenic southeastern Massachusetts, which includes the nearby cities of Fall River and New Bedford and the Cape Cod region to the east, the campus is situated on 710 acres.
There are five colleges within the University: College of Arts and Sciences (sixteen majors); Charlton College of Business (five majors); Engineering (eight majors); Nursing (one major); and Visual and Performing Arts (twelve majors).
Each of the five colleges within the University is housed in academic facilities designed for its purposes with classrooms, laboratories, studies, galleries, faculty offices, and lounges.
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 About Five College Archives & Manuscript Collections
Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections provides access to finding aids representing collections of historic records held by the Five Colleges (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst).
The manuscripts and archives of the Five Colleges are a rich and diverse resource for students, faculty, and other researchers from a variety of disciplines.
This site does not encompass all of the holdings of the Five Colleges, so interested researchers may also wish to contact the repositories directly.
asteria.fivecolleges.edu /about.html   (318 words)

 Colleges of the Fenway | Emmanuel College | Boston, Massachusetts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Colleges of the Fenway are six neighbor colleges in Boston who have joined in an exciting collaboration to enhance the academic and social life for students.
Because Emmanuel is a member of the Colleges of the Fenway, undergraduate students can cross-register for courses at the other five colleges at no additional cost.
The Colleges of the Fenway jointly sponsor social events such as comedy night, campus tours and a cruise on Boston Harbor, as well as intramural sports.
www.emmanuel.edu /about/cof.asp   (161 words)

 Five College Consortium
Mount Holyoke is part of the Five College Consortium, which also includes Amherst, Hampshire, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
The consortium connects students to 30,000 other students and the vast academic and social resources of not just one but four prominent colleges and a flagship research university, at no extra charge.
Students may choose from 5,000+ courses at any of the Five Colleges and join Five College music, dance, and theater groups, community service groups, and political and religious organizations.
www.mtholyoke.edu /cic/about/five.shtml   (109 words)

 Alfredo's Gallery, Fine Art Photography | Northampton, Massachusetts
Downtown Northampton is home to the prestigious Smith College and is part of the five-college area that includes Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College, Hampshire College and the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts.
The vitality of students from the five colleges is evident.
Alfredo's was founded in 1996 in the sister city of Amherst, Massachusetts and moved to Northampton in 2004.
www.alfredosphoto.com /about.asp   (310 words)

 Faculty Legislation -- Five College Cooperation I-III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The consortium also works to promote the sharing of the educational and cultural facilities of the five institutions, and to foster a better understanding of the peoples, cultures, and institutions of other nations.
Five college cooperation of a formal kind is under the governance of the Board of Directors of Five Colleges, Incorporated.
These are the seven Members of the corporation who are the Presidents of the five institutions, the Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the Five College Coordinator.
www.mtholyoke.edu /omc/faclegis/legisl/facleg15.html   (201 words)

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