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  • Each of us tell them what types of programs we direct.
  • Examples of Bring Issues to Forefront Carroll – LINE Paul – College readiness & drop our rate in college Examples of Resources Carroll – Arts orgs & museums – promotes both parties in public eye Carroll – Professional Associations – instructors, marketing Paul – Funding, development of new programs
  • Carroll’s slide
  • Paul’s slide – update with a new example
  • Carroll - goes over contents of the slide; speaks about LINE advisory board Paul – speak about one example – either ESL, Leadership, TPD, or internal and external committees
  • Think about it in a different way Find a different partner Seek funding elsewhere


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  • 3. Networking Collaboration Collaboration Relationships Collaboration Partnership Partnership
  • 4. Presenters
    • Paul Sanders, Executive Director, Center for College Readiness
    • Carroll Scherer, Director of Professional Programs
  • 5. Why Reaching Out to Collaborate is Valuable
    • Brings community issues and ideas to the forefront
    • Strategic relationships results in development of resources
      • Fresh ideas
      • Instructors
      • Funding
      • Facilities
      • Marketing channels
      • Strengthens both parties’ reputations
      • Promotes both parties in the public eye
      • Results in development of new programs
  • 6. Success Factors Volunteer-Run Organizations, Cultural & Social Service Organizations
    • Relationship must survive leadership turnover
    • - Win-win
    • - In writing preferable
    • - One can’t overstep the other
    • - History often carried by university
    • - Develop multiple contacts in the org.
    • Clear delineation of roles and responsibilities of both parties
    • Collaborative program design & marketing
    • Be aware of cultural differences/considerations
    • Evaluation of educational programs communicated to partner
    • Stewardship of ongoing and former partners - clear and frequent communication
    • Be adaptable as relationship deepens and changes
    • Be willing to serve in additional capacities
  • 7. Center for College Readiness: Importance for Establishing Strategic Partnerships
    • Why?
    • Develop relationships with local education leaders and district administrators
    • Diversify program portfolio & increase profile within the institution
    • Proactively respond to training needs in throughout the education community
    • How?
    • Meetings and presentations with external partners
    • Receive support and contributions from Rice faculty and staff
    • Requirements for success when establishing partnerships:
    • Patience
    • Persistence
    • Understanding
    • Time
    • CASE STUDY : Rice University, the College Board and AVID partnership
  • 8. Advantages of Forming Advisory Boards
    • University takes vital leadership role
    • Bring like-minded individuals and organizations together
    • Reform or improve a community issue or need
    • Promotes buy-in & ownership from partners
    • Members help:
      • Define and drive the program
      • Advocacy of members is critical to program success and acceptance by the community
      • Market the program
      • Raise funds
  • 9. When Collaborations Don’t Work
  • 10. When Collaborations Don’t Work
    • Visions do not match
    • One wants more control
    • The “win” is one-sided
    • Too taxing on university resources
    • Too much competition; market saturated
    • Doesn’t fit in strategy
    • However…
  • 11. Be Prepared to Recycle
    • Never throw in the towel!
  • 12. Networking Collaboration Q&A Relationships Collaboration Partnership Partnership