Collaboration in a University System: Effective or Ineffective?

  • Edward Haynes University of Houston Clear Lake
Keywords: Higher Education, Collaboration, University Systems


Collaboration among the four universities in the University of Houston System became popular in late 1999 and early 2000. Efforts to work collaboratively to deliver course work to our public were relatively successful according to our evaluations. This study sought to determine the extent to which those efforts were perceived as being valuable by f acuity, students, and administrators among two of the four campuses. Our data suggest significant differences between the perceptions of the three groups regarding their awareness of the collaboration that was in place and the value it provided.