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2011 ATE Conference Panel Session

  1. 1. Overcoming Barriers  gto Effective Collaboration ATE Conference October 27, 2011 Dr. Vera Zdravkovich Dr. Costis Toregas Dr. Costis Toregas Dr. Bob Spear
  2. 2. Collaborator CategoriesC i• Academe• Industry• Civil Society y
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Academic CollaborationsAcademic Collaborations • Mutually beneficial  p relationships • Different levels of  partnerships from close to  partnerships from close to superficial
  5. 5. Mutual  Benefits• Center gains  recognition,  advocacy, broader  dissemination• Center programs  p address partners’  needs
  6. 6. Mutual BenefitsMutual Benefits• Partners utilize Partners utilize  Center programs  and expertise and expertise Curriculum  Development Professional  Development Articulation  A i l i Models 
  7. 7. Levels of  Partnerships• Active participation Active participation • Joint program  development• Extensive faculty  involvement l• Occasional  participation• In the name onlyy
  8. 8. 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?
  9. 9. Challenges• How to engage  administrators at  partner institutions?• How to attract new  academic partners?
  10. 10. CyberWatch and Industry CyberWatch and Industry• Local/Small Businesses Local/Small Businesses • National Businesses National Businesses
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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 –…
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. CyberWatch and Civil Society CyberWatch and Civil Society• Government • Professional Professional   Associations
  17. 17. 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?
  18. 18. Building the CollaborationBuilding the Collaboration • Initial meeting Initial meeting • Focus on listening • Discuss mission and Discuss mission and  objectives, not  organization or  g procedures
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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?