The Development of IT/Community Partnerships at a Small Regional University

The Development of IT/Community Partnerships at a Small Regional University

John Borton (University of Southern Colorado, USA) and Kathy Lassila (University of Southern Colorado, USA)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-33-4.ch008
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Abstract

Lacking the resources and national recognition of large universities, small regional universities and state colleges must employ different strategies in the formation of IT partnerships with community organizations. Opportunities for mutually beneficial relationships with K-12 students and parents, current CIS students and alumni, CIS faculty, local businesses, the local IT industry, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and current and prospective employers of program graduates are plentiful. These relationships can lead to stronger curriculum, improved student job opportunities, increased enrollments, high quality adjunct faculty, private funding sources, and enhanced reputation of the IT program and the university within the region.

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