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ERIC Number: ED517175
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar-24
Pages: 224
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4159-9498-9
Organizing for Social Partnership: Higher Education in Cross-Sector Collaboration
Siegel, David J.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
The most complex social challenges--such as post-secondary access and success for under-represented 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 twelve top universities, nearly forty 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: (1) How can interorganizational collaboration facilitate student access and success in higher education, particularly for underrepresented groups?; (2) What are the different expectations and objectives that partners bring to a common social enterprise, and how can these be negotiated?; (3) What defines a successful model of cross-sector collaboration involving higher education?; and (4) 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. The book is divided into three parts. They are: (1) Framing the Challenge; (2) A Model for Addressing the Social Problem of Underrepresentation; and (3) The Future of Social Partnership.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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