for forming a team to build successful partnerships
Include one administrator who can negotiate with peers from the
partner institution. This should be someone who has an institutional
perspective and can address questions that the institute’s president might have
as the program progresses. Suggested to be employed at the level of a dean or
Include someone who works well and often with the partner
institution – or, once partnerships are formed, will work with the partner
institution – to help bridge information between the two. This may be a faculty
member with experience doing articulation agreements or an advisor who works
regularly with transfer students.
Include a member (if possible) who can help spread the word on
your campus about the partnership that you are developing and how it will
benefit the students and institution.
We recommend that you have a faculty member on your team – from
both institutions if possible, otherwise from your institution – but not just
any faculty members. Select those that have already built relationships between
institutions. Think about programs that regularly meet across institutions to
discuss program needs from the lower to upper division. Are there champions
among those faculty members who are passionate about creating a more formal
relationship? Target those members.
Most importantly, you want to select members who have built
trust and respect within their institution. If trust is
already built, then plan implementation is easier.
Funding for the Summer Institute, GSU DDP, and MSI-DDP is provided by generous support of The Kresge Foundation. Additional funding provided by a Title III grant under the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program.