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ERIC Number: EJ1008726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1027
A Tale of Two Cities: Using Public-Private Partnerships to Create Higher Education Opportunities
Jordan, Stephen M.; Shorter, Charles A.; Weinshall, Iris
Trusteeship, v21 n1 p28-34 Jan-Feb 2013
Public-private partnerships aren't new in higher education. But, in 2012, some especially compelling financial reasons accelerated development of public-private partnerships between public universities and private entities in their communities. Public institutions have never been under more pressure to find alternative sources of revenue to help close the resources gap resulting from lower state appropriations. "Trusteeship" asked leaders at public institutions in two different cities to describe how public-private partnerships are helping further their goals. Metropolitan State University of Denver is Denver's newest hotelier. Its Hospitality Learning Center and adjacent SpringHill Suites[R] Denver Downtown opened last August on the campus. It's a major example of what the university hopes will be the first of many public-private partnerships that will benefit students' educational opportunities and the community long into the future. In the fall of 2011, The City University of New York (CUNY) opened a gleaming $110-million building in the East Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan--a new home for The Lois V. and Samuel J. Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. Successfully implementing a major capital project in these times of constricted state budgets would be reason enough for a university to celebrate. The new building, a satellite of Hunter College, was the result of a partnership between CUNY, the state, and three private entities--two philanthropic foundations and a major commercial developer.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado; New York