Preparing Faculty For Effective Corporate Partnerships

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by Lisa Cook, Academic Impressions

In January, we shared three effective models for more holistic corporate engagement. This is the second article in our series on corporate engagement in higher education.

While partnering faculty members with companies seeking research partnerships is increasingly attractive to colleges and universities, faculty may approach the new partnerships cautiously. Building effective corporate and faculty partnerships requires you to address potential challenges early -- ideally before a contract is in place!

We spent time interviewing institutions with successful corporate engagement strategies. Here is a review of the challenges, steps to take in addressing them, and key considerations for aligning corporate and faculty interests proactively and responsibly.

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