Leading the Way Toward Collaboration

Most higher education institutions are not organized to encourage, support, and reward collaboration. Yet, collaboration—across disciplines, functional units, institutions, and organizations—is a highly effective way of dealing with complex issues. In their book Organizing Higher Education for Collaboration: A Guide for Campus Leaders (Jossey-Bass, 2009), Adrianna J. Kezar and Jaime Lester share the lessons learned from their analysis of four campuses with extremely high levels of collaboration. Academic Leader recently spoke with Adrianna Kezar about the driving forces behind the collaboration movement and suggestions to bring about more collaboration.

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