Community Chairs as a Catalyst for Campus Collaborations in STEM

  • Neal Grandgenett University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Dave Boocker University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Hesham Ali University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Angie Hodge University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Brian Dorn University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Christine Cutucache University of Nebraska at Omaha
Keywords: Higher Education, STEM

Abstract

Strong collaborative partnerships are critical to the ongoing success of any urban or metropolitan university in its efforts to build the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career pathways so critical to our nation. At the University of Nebraska at Omaha, we have established a faculty leadership structure of "community chairs" that work across colleges to support campus priorities. This paper describes UNO’s STEM community chair model, including selected initiatives, impacts, and challenges to date.
Published
2015-01-01