Types of partnerships

Commencing engagement at a lower level, focus is on the immediate rather than the long-term in services, facility use, and/or funding. Types of programs include use of academic spaces for student organization meetings, one-time space or facility usage, and sponsorship of on-campus students to attend a program/event.
Units engage in a partnership that results in a mutually beneficial exchange beyond facilities and funding, but does not constitute a long-term, coordinated relationship between the units. Types of programs include inviting faculty/staff to speak at/attend events, inviting student affairs staff to speak at/attend other events, and other one-time uses of someone’s expertise.
Units engage in a coordinated relationship where roles are designated by independent expertise and responsibilities are shared over a long-term, recurring relationship between units. Types of programs include advisory boards, advisory committees, and task forces.
Units share full responsibility in an integrated partnership that includes planning and researching, financing, decision-making, coordinating, and assessing a project or experience. This partnership is often a long-term and sustained coordinated relationship that is mutually beneficial for the units. Types of programs include study-abroad programs, internships/assistantships, joint research and project engagement, and shared staff with academic areas.