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Organizing for Social Partnership: Higher Education in Cross-Sector Collaboration

ISBN: 9780415994996 | 0415994993
Edition: 1st
Format: Nonspecific Binding
Publisher: Routledge
Pub. Date: 3/24/2010

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The most complex social challenges ' such as postsecondary access and success for underrepresented students, diversification of the workforce, poverty, environmental degradation, and global health ' exceed the problem-solving capacity of single organizations or societal sectors. Organizing for Social Partnership provides colleges and universities, corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, and other organizations with a model for how to effectively address these and other pressing social issues through strong, effective collaboration.?To bring social partnership to life, this book includes an in-depth field study of the LEAD (Leadership Education and Development) Program in Business ' a cross-sector partnership involving 12 top universities, nearly 40 corporations, a federal government agency, and a nonprofit organization. The program, focused on creating access and success for underrepresented students, can be applied as an archetype across contexts and settings.Organizing for Social Partnership addresses questions such as:How can interorganizational collaboration facilitate student access and success in higher education, particularly for underrepresented groups?What are the different expectations and objectives that partners bring to a common social enterprise, and how can these be negotiated?What defines a successful model of cross-sector collaboration involving higher education?How do different organizations experience partnerships with colleges and universities in pursuit of a common social objective?Organizing for Social Partnership is relevant for graduate students enrolled in courses on postsecondary organization and governance, equity and diversity, access, administration, and contemporary issues. This book will also spark dialogue among higher education leaders and their counterparts in business, government, and the social sector.


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