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ERIC Number: ED353889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 77
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-88044-134-8
Joint Venture Partnerships: A Scarce Funds Approach to Acquiring and Operating New Facilities at State Colleges and Universities.
Elam, Houston G.
This book explores partnerships between state colleges and universities and local governments to build and operate facilities in light of increasingly scarce funds at the institutions. With new partnerships, institutions risk losing authority over new facilities, but the benefits of joint partnerships far outweigh the risks. Examined are three case studies involving Southeast Missouri State University, Black Hills State University in South Dakota, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. It is noted that these institutions tried in vain to get additional state funding through traditional means and in each case, the institutions and their communities realized the need for the joint facilities and rallied to the cause. However, these partnerships also encountered friction involving lawsuits, special interest groups determined to block the projects, and citizen complaints. From these experiences, an outline of the common hurdles faced by joint venture partners emerged and is offered in this book, along with guidelines for officials who might seek such partnerships for their campus or community. (GLR)
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 ($8 members; $12 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.