Change and Collaboration: The Urban Collaborative

  • Sherry H. Penney University of Massachusetts Boston
Keywords: Higher Education, Collaboration, Change


A collaborative effort among five academic institutions in the greater Boston area has resulted in improved application and admissions processes, a more efficient student transfer process among the institutions, improved graduation rates, greater commonality and articulation of curricula across the participating institutions, expanded f acuity development, and increased fund raising. This essay discusses potential reasons for the success of this collaborative model.