How Innovative Universities are Ditching Competition and Joining Forces

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By American Council of Trustees and Alumni and American Council of Trustees. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Even when it isn’t football or basketball season, colleges can be competitive with each other; they compete for grants, students, faculty and top administrators. But does competition cost higher education opportunities to improve student outcomes? Instead of competing, the University Innovation Alliance’s members—eleven of the largest public research universities—are embracing a spirit of data-sharing and cooperation to increase access and success. UIA Executive Director Bridget Burns joins Higher Ed Now to share inspiring stories of schools like Purdue, Arizona State University, and Georgia State. Through innovation and approaches that challenge the conventional wisdom on student success, these universities have become national models for student success and fiscal responsibility. ACTA has recognized UIA as a “blueprint for reform” in its newest guide for trustees, Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0, university leaders will learn how to incubate ideas that will benefit the institution and the students it serves.

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