Making a College Collaboration or Merger Work

  Thursday, February 07, 2019       2 P.M. ET | 11 A.M. PT

College Collaboration
With colleges facing financial headwinds and challenges enrolling students, more are looking to team up with other higher-education institutions to cut costs, expand academic programs, or make other changes. In some cases, they even want to merge with a peer.

How do college leaders know a collaboration, merger, or joining a consortium is the right move? What factors make such an effort a success or failure? This hour-long webinar will examine the trends pushing colleges to partner, the myriad of partnership opportunities that exist, and the ways to make them work.

Hosted by a Chronicle editor, the webinar will include two higher-education experts: a leading consultant who has studied mergers and strategic partnerships, and the executive director of a coalition of six top liberal-arts colleges. During the webinar, participants will learn:
  • How to set up a consortium and make it operate smoothly
  • The right time for a merger
  • How to evaluate potential partners
Kaufman Hall
Presenter
Scott Carlson
Senior writer
The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Presenter
Amy Doonan Cronin
Executive Director
New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium
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Presenter
James E. Samels
CEO
The Education Alliance
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