The future success of any educational institution is dependent on the partnerships that it is able to cultivate. This is especially true as the need for greater globalization of education becomes more prevalent in our society. Partnerships leverage the best of the participating institutions that result in a bond that strengthens each individual member.
Partnerships build ties that bring faculty, students and administrators closer together and afford a broader perspective on the diverse experiences, cultures and beliefs. Embracing this diversity enables us to be better educated, develops opportunities for continued learning and grows our appreciation for the global environment in which we live.
These partnerships include:
- Opportunities for faculty to collaborate in scholarly work
- Administrators to learn of new advances in their field and to learn from the experience of each other
- Development of the global classroom that comprise students from both institutions bringing different perspectives to the classroom and thus further enriching the instructional environment
- Formalization of dual degree programs that enable students to take classes from both institutions and get a separate degree from each
- Partnerships in external funding opportunities that advance each institution
- Opportunities to share the expertise of faculty from each institution to share with students from the other institution, e.g. a course on Chinese Culture and Society offered to an institution in the US that does not have that resource
- Development of team taught classes to students from one or both institutions that are taught by faculty from each institution that bring different backgrounds, expertise and experiences to the classroom
- Dual credit classes for international students to gain US university credit while still at high school in their home country
- Sharing faculty resources such that a faculty member may spend an extended visit teaching or performing scholarly work at the other participating institution