Academic Collaboration Toolbox
This site offers a general introduction to the principles and models for successful collaborations and advice on overcoming barriers. The site also includes an assessment of your readiness to begin a collaboration opportunity and a library of resources and contacts for creating all types of collaboration in MnSCU.
Collaboration is defined as a process to reach goals that cannot be achieved by one single agent. It is a mutually beneficial and well-defined relationship entered into by two or more organizations to achieve common goals. It includes the following components:
- Jointly developing and agreeing on a set of common goals and directions;
- Sharing responsibility for obtaining those goals;
- Working together to achieve those goals, using the expertise and resources of each collaborator.