ERIC Number: ED385329
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Strategic Considerations To Be Used To Evaluate Joint Ventures.
This document from Broward Community College (BCC) in Florida provides an overview of the recent trend toward joint ventures in education, with both the public and private sectors, while suggesting possible concerns of both parties involved. The report states that before entering into a joint venture it is important that each party: (1) evaluate each party's values, mission, competencies, and resources for consistency with each other and the project; (2) clearly identify the project's goals, objectives, and strategies, and delineate the organizational structure; (3) fully exploit all opportunities in the environment such as aspirations of key managers, the benefits to key stakeholders, and new funding sources; and (4) assess the level of political and economic risk for each party. The document then details some recent BCC joint ventures, highlighting the advantages gained through the cooperative efforts. A description is provided of the BCC/North Regional Library, the second public/community college library in Florida. Combining resources allows the library to provide expanded professional services; greater holdings aimed at both students and the general public; and longer hours of operation. Another example detailed is the Little Learner's College, a child care center caring for 110-120 children and a laboratory school for students in the child care management program. BBC and the Child Care Connection worked together to receive state funding for a pilot project that subsidizes child care for community college students who show need. (KP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at "Leadership 2000," the Annual International Conference of the League for Innovation in the Community College and the Community College Leadership Program (7th, San Francisco, CA, July 23-26, 1995).