Online Learning Update

May 27, 2019

5 common hang-ups in higher ed public-private partnerships

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Chad Hardaway, Education Dive

Relationships with corporations to deliver services or assets require strong leadership and a clear plan to overcome a “fundamental cultural mismatch.” Over the last 15 years, I have worked in academia to build lasting partnerships between universities and private businesses. Along the way, I’ve seen examples of what to do and what not to do. A successful partnership brings critical investments into a university, creates opportunities for hands-on student training and builds a pipeline of future talent for the company partner. But it’s not all easy wins. Successful partnerships require strong relationships and strategic coordination. If you’re an academic aiming to bring a partnership to your own institution, I commend you for stepping up to the plate. Here are the five common missteps and how to avoid them.

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