5 Things That Facilitate Academic Collaboration

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The Red Cedar River

Lists seem increasingly to be the current vernacular of the internet.

So, as I considered how I might share a few things I have learned during my first year as Dean of College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University that facilitate academic collaboration, I thought I’d try the idiom of the list:

  1. Shared Vision: Great collaborations are rooted in a shared vision of how to advance the mission of the university. The vision needs to further the strategic objectives of each partner, but individual interest alone cannot animate truly transformative collaboration.
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Deans Christopher Long and Prabu David at an MSU Media Arts Collaborative presentation in LA.

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Dean, College of Arts & Letters, Michigan State University; Professor of @MSUPhilosophy; Co-Founder of @PubPhilJ; Co-PI of @HuMetricsHSS.

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