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ERIC Number: ED520136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 123
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-9675-9
Meeting Public Expectations through Networks: The Collaborative Advantage of a Multi-Institutional Teaching Center
Kihl, Brenda Kay
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Texas at Dallas
In a world of complex problems, where public funding is decreasing and demand for public services is increasing, public entities are turning to collaborative networks to find solutions. This dissertation explores the development of one such network in Collin County, Texas. The researcher presents a case study describing and analyzing the development of the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC) network. Offering unduplicated degree programs from five different universities, the CHEC is an innovative and collaborative approach to improving access to higher education degrees in a suburban area. Using action research, the researcher examines the process of developing a network of partners and creating a collaborative relationship among competing universities. Interviews of representatives from all five university partners reveal expected and unexpected benefits as well as specific advantages to collaborating with university competitors. An analysis of anticipated benefits and collaborative advantages provide evidence of the factors that attract competitors, universities in particular, to participate in collaborative networks. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas