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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

On Collaboration

What Does Collaboration Really Look Like?

Campus leaders discuss why collaboration is a necessity, as well as best practices for action.

Meris Stansbury | August 31, 2015

Recently, the term “collaboration” has become higher education’s latest buzzword, with multiple conference speakers touting its importance, as well as everyone from CIOs to professors exclaiming that collaboration is imperative for supporting, and growing the capabilities of, today’s innovative institutions.

But collaboration is much more than the initial “warm glow” feeling of partnership, says Richard Ray, provost and professor of Kinesiology, Hope College. Meaningful collaboration is about outlining specific group roles, letting go of preconceived notions, specifying measurable deliverables, making personal investments into these collaborative projects and implementations, and much more.

<more at; related links: (9 ways to support collaboration in higher ed. June 30, 2015) and (Universities find a collaborative way to measure and obtain success. May 7, 2015)>

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