Joint Endeavors and Coalition Models

  • Blanche M. Touhill University of Missouri-St.Louis
Keywords: Higher Education, Partnerships, University Finances


Metropolitan universities can overcome financial restrictions and opposition to expansion if they join with other higher education institutions and community agencies in cost-effective, cooperative efforts. The University of Missouri (UM)-St. Louis has added several academic programs and multidisciplinary centers in the last five years using this strategy. UM-St. Louis has found that cooperative efforts that link the campus with corporations, public schools, not-for-profit agencies, and other universities are viable options to free-standing programs. The best models have been suggested by f acuity themselves and include cooperative administration and equal benefits to all parties concerned.