Overcoming Barriers gto Effective Collaboration ATE Conference October 27, 2011 Dr. Vera Zdravkovich Dr. Costis Toregas Dr. Costis Toregas Dr. Bob Spear
Collaborator CategoriesC i• Academe• Industry• Civil Society y
CyberWatch and Academe CyberWatch and Academe• Colleges and Universities o eges a d U e s es • ATE Centers, K‐12 e e s, systems/schools, state systemsConsortium of 80:• 47 community colleges y g• 33 universities• 26 states
Academic CollaborationsAcademic Collaborations • Mutually beneficial p relationships • Different levels of partnerships from close to partnerships from close to superficial
Mutual Benefits• Center gains recognition, advocacy, broader dissemination• Center programs p address partners’ needs
Mutual BenefitsMutual Benefits• Partners utilize Partners utilize Center programs and expertise and expertise Curriculum Development Professional Development Articulation A i l i Models
Levels of Partnerships• Active participation Active participation • Joint program development• Extensive faculty involvement l• Occasional participation• In the name onlyy
Challenges• How to maximize partners’ How to maximize partners engagement and utilize their potential and p expertise most effectively?• How to maximize Center’s How to maximize Center s program effectiveness for all two‐ and four‐year y institutional partners?
Challenges• How to engage administrators at partner institutions?• How to attract new academic partners?
CyberWatch and Industry CyberWatch and Industry• Local/Small Businesses Local/Small Businesses • National Businesses National Businesses
What a wise person said What a wise person said• I like overcoming as it is a process and while I like overcoming as it is a process and, while the goal is in sight, it is not a done deal
CyberWatch and the Private sectorCyberWatch and the Private sector • Open and strong Open and strong relationships • Multiple platforms to Multiple platforms to engage – Advisory Board y – CCDC sponsors – Source of internships – Proposal partners –…
Observations• Industry and Academia are different‐ but not that different p• Outcome vs. profit based institutions• Importance of Listening• Need to translate vocabulary Need to translate vocabulary
And the business end And the business end• Each partner should visibly benefit Each partner should visibly benefit• Explicit taboos outlined early• Making money together and sharing is Ok k h d h k
So to support the wise personSo to support the wise person• Its never a done deal and that is It s never a done deal, and that is why outcome agreements are not as good as Trust and Process good as Trust and Process
CyberWatch and Civil Society CyberWatch and Civil Society• Government • Professional Professional Associations
Identify Potential Collaborators Identify Potential Collaborators• Backdrop to all ac d op o a collaborations – What does the ATE center want/need? / d? – What might the collaborator want/need?• Start with public info: – Websites, publications• Meet reps at conferences• Top‐down, or bottom up?
Building the CollaborationBuilding the Collaboration • Initial meeting Initial meeting • Focus on listening • Discuss mission and Discuss mission and objectives, not organization or g procedures
Types of Collaboration Types of Collaboration• Links to each other s websites Links to each other’s websites• Articles in each other’s pubs• Joint presentations at conferences Joint presentations at conferences• Sharing a booth at conferences• Sharing of contacts, people networks Sh i f t t l t k• Joint advertizing and promotion• Guest speakers for each other’s events• Joint activities and programs
Discussion Questions Discussion Questions• How do you identify potential collaborators? How do you identify potential collaborators? How do you approach them?• How do you design a collaboration that works How do you design a collaboration that works to the benefit of both parties? • How do you address the challenges we have How do you address the challenges we have identified?• What collaborative strategies have worked for What collaborative strategies have worked for your center?• What other challenges have you encountered? What other challenges have you encountered?