With diminishing resources and budgets, collaborations and partnerships are necessary to support student success in higher education. Collaboration encourages creativity and innovation, builds relationships, offers a greater depth of knowledge, benefits all parties personally and professionally, and introduces us to new people and ideas. We must seek, encourage, and cultivate new partnerships inside and outside of institutions. We must challenge ourselves to form relationships and partnerships outside of the established frameworks and traditions of our institutional structures.
- How do you establish and sustain partnerships with other organizations to support student success?
- How have you creatively engaged external stakeholders, other higher education communities, or local/regional community to discuss and/or solve an issue?
- What are considerations for partnership participation? What are ways to incentivize or encourage collaboration across stakeholders/communities?
- How do you engage students in collaborative opportunities?