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ERIC Number: ED401589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Applying Lessons from Industry to Intra-Campus Alliances.
Turner, Walter L.
To break out of the mold of the modern college compartmentalized setting, alliances can and must be formed between different disciplines on campus. Knowledge the students gain from the differing perspectives will enhance their ability to communicate; oral and written communication; and effective listening have been identified as factors that help graduating college students obtain employment. Based on 20 years experience in the computer industry, the following industry-based "rules" may serve to promulgate alliances: maintain confidences; honor and remember agreements; find "win-win" situations; recognize limitations; recognize the expertise of others; do not "burn your bridges"; do not accept every rule as iron clad; learn enough of the language to communicate; remember that not everyone loves and understands your field; and get to know people as individuals. The Computer Information Sciences (CIS) department at Mars Hill College has developed alliances with four other departments and five administrative groups by applying these "rules." These alliances have resulted in a better program for the CIS students and a better situation for the other portion of the alliances. Each alliance has a direct or indirect benefit to students and will, in turn, strengthen their ability to cope with the world of the future. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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