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collaborate (v.): to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
In higher education there are many forms of collaboration. The bigger picture view is one where organizations and institutions work together to achieve a benefit for the greater good of the community. Multi-institutional collaborations have produced cost savings and led to the creation of regional consortia. Every institution has numerous examples of various departments working together collaboratively to provide better services and products to faculty and students alike. The following is a list of various resources discussing the topic of collaboration in higher education.
- Shared Services and Partnerships: The Keys to the Future of Higher Education, EDUCAUSE Review 46, no. 4 (July/August 2011). In Ohio, the University of Akron and Lorain County Community College are collaborating to develop successful models of operation that will benefit not only their partners in the University System of Ohio but also colleagues nationally and globally.
- Perspectives in Collaboration, EDUCAUSE Review 46, no. 2 (March/April 2011). Author Joanne Kossuth discusses the use of collaboration in a higher education environment. “A collaboration is a great opportunity for a CIO to step up and lead in support of a priority of his/her president and the presidents of the partner institutions.”
- Advisory Groups to Encourage Collaboration: A Case Study, EDUCAUSE Quarterly 34, no. 3 (2011). The State University of New York (SUNY), with more than 468,000 students across 64 campuses, found that system-wide advisory groups can serve a key leadership role when seeking broad-based consensus on large initiatives.
- From Us vs. Them to We: Collaborating for Change, EDUCAUSE Quarterly 34, no. 3 (2011). These authors found that a campus wide collaborative effort was able to produce an enterprise-scale virtualization project at Indiana University that reaped rewards.
- Innovating the 21st-Century University: It’s Time! EDUCAUSE Review 45, no. 1 (January/February 2010). If colleges and universities open up and embrace collaborative learning and collaborative knowledge production, they have a chance of surviving and even thriving in the networked, global economy of the future.
Presentations and Web Seminars
- Collaboration: A Must, or a Time-Consuming Bust?, EDUCAUSE 2009. Collaboration is touted as everything from a pathway to innovation to a financial must-do, given the current economic climate. Speaker, Joanne Kossuth, provides examples of collaboration which include joint development projects, shared connectivity, jointly appointed staff, and shared library collections and access.
- Collaboration Is Strategy, EDUCAUSE 2009 Online. Speaker, Brad Wheeler, discusses how effective collaboration has becomes an essential tool for IT leaders and leading institutions. Collaboration is more than guarded partnerships or money—it requires a cohesive vision, new attitudes, principled trust, and execution to achieve valued outcomes for institutional goals. Collaborative capabilities cannot be bought; they are developed through behavior.
Constituent and Working Groups
- The ACTI Communication, Collaboration, and Mobility (ACTI-CCM) Working Group focuses on the challenges that higher-education institutions face with respect to enterprise communication, collaboration, and mobility.
- The Library/IT Partnerships Constituent Group was formed to provide a forum for discussing management issues and sharing experiences about such partnerships and collaborative efforts.
Updated June 2012
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Collaboration
- ERO Podcast: Chief of Staff for the Khan Academy, Jessica Yuen
September 5, 2012
In this podcast, we talk with Chief of Staff for the Khan Academy, Jessica Yuen. In our conversation, she discusses the Khan Academy's use of analytics, attitude toward affordability for stu…
- Podcast: John Campbell and George Siemens on Using Analytics
July 25, 2012
In this podcast, Executive Director of Administrative Information Services at Princeton University, Colin Currie , talks analytics with George Siemens and John Campbell . Siemens is a …
- Podcast: Rob Abel, CEO of the IMS Global Learning Consortium
May 24, 2012
This podcast features an interview with Rob Abel , CEO of the IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. He discusses how suppliers and institutions are collaborating to achieve "write once, r…
- EDUCAUSE Now - #49 - 1) Teaching Collaboration 2) An Interview with Creative Commons' Cable Green
March 8, 2012
Subscribe to the EDUCAUSE NOW RSS feed This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features: Teaching Collaboration (:35-7:17) The use of collaboration in the classroom is rapidly b…
- Podcast: Carnegie Mellon's Farhat Lakhavani on Strategic Collaboration and Innovation
March 2, 2012
Farhat Lakhavani is the director of academic technology services for Carnegie Mellon University. In this interview with Jennifer Sparrow , she shares her insights on setting the strategi…
- Podcast: Joshua Kim on Building Relationships Between For-Profit and Non-Profit Institutions.
January 18, 2012
Joshua Kim is the director of learning and technology for the Master of Health Care Delivery Science Program at Dartmouth College. He also serves as an ECAR fellow and part-time blogger…
- EDUCAUSE Now - #43 - 1) Social Scientist danah boyd 2) How to Approach Collaboration
September 8, 2011
This month on EDUCAUSE Now : EDUCAUSE President and CEO Diana Oblinger interviews social scientist danah boyd. danah will be speaking at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference. Also, we fe…
- CNI Podcast: Three Years of an Information Commons Partnership: Lessons Learned
May 26, 2011
In January 2008, Loyola University Chicago opened a state-of-the-art information commons (IC) operated by the University Libraries and Information Technology Services (ITS). The award-w…
- CNI Podcast: Gary Strong on Creating a Research Commons for Digital Scholarship at UCLA
December 16, 2010
A major feature of transformed space in the renovation of the UCLA Research Library will be a Research Commons for digital scholarship. Partnering with the Center for Digital Humanities , the…
- E10 Session Podcast: Collaboration: A Must, or a Time-Consuming Bust?
November 1, 2010
Collaboration is touted as everything from a pathway to innovation to a financial must-do, given the current economic climate. Examples of collaboration include joint development projects, shared…