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Affiliation Agreement Bloomsburg University

“As our relationship matured and evolved, each school`s priorities changed and the expected synergy of our 2013 vision was not fully implemented,” Bolger said during the meeting. “Our Board of Directors has considered the future of these agreements with the hope that the future with each institution will allow this institution to improve its strategic position to manage its own future.” Cooley announced last year that it would reduce tuition by 21 percent from 1,750 $US per hour of credit to 1.375 $US, to “strengthen membership in Western Michigan University,” mcGraths said in a statement at the time. The proposal also referred to the COVID 19 pandemic and noted that the WMU had decided to focus more on its own core mission. Membership of Cooley is a “distraction” from this mission, according to the proposal. Students are accepted by non-affiliated higher education institutions/universities when a temporary affiliation agreement can be reached between the hospital program and the university. Students who have already completed their studies in lab science can also apply for admission. The board`s proposal to terminate the membership agreement followed meetings with Cooley`s board of directors this summer, Bolger said. There was little discussion of the proposal at Thursday`s board meeting. The university`s foundation board voted to end its seven-year membership in The Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

In accordance with the 2013 agreement, it will take three years for membership to be completely dissolved. In 2023, the Law School will cease to use the name WMU. But beyond a name change, the dissolution will have little impact on both institutions. The university and the Law School have never shared funds or financial supports, held separate boards of directors and worked independently of each other. The Clinical Laboratory Science Program is a 12-month education program that must be completed in the fourth or fifth year of a bachelor`s degree. The principles of clinical laboratory science are integrated into the intensive clinical program with hands-on training. The curriculum combines practical teaching of procedures with didactic teaching of laboratory clinical sciences, management theory and pedagogical methods.