$25,000 over 12 months. The collaborative will meet at Bethel for a three-day workshop in August 2005 to review member institutions' general education practices and approaches to assessment. Discussion will focus on shared project goals and possible targets for success, and the group will also approve activities and responsibilities for the upcoming year's work, which will be conducted through research pairings or partnerships within the collaborative. Possibilities for embedding assessment activities within normal campus activities—with the intention of increasing their cost-effectiveness and ensuring their sustainability—will also be considered. The collaborative will meet again for two days in January 2006 to discuss the results of the first semester's work.