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ACHE 2014

October 27–29, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

An Unlikely Team: A Tale of CE and Academic Senate Partnership

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:15 AM–10:35 AM PDT
Flash Session 6
Session Description

Together, leaders from California State University San Marcos Academic Senate and its continuing education division, Extended Learning will describe how they have intentionally and strategically worked to transform the traditionally oppositional relationship into one of true collaboration. Fueled and supported by the President’s directive to always approach opportunities and threats from a “University-First” or team perspective, CSUSM EL and Academic Senate partnered to: educate the campus community about the possibilities and advantages of self-support; create honest dialogue regarding concerns, fears and past challenges; and showcase current examples of self-support innovations and best practices. The partnership – with both informal and formal components including “roadshows”, community forums, committee involvement, and activity sponsorships – began in 2011 and has resulted in significant increases in meaningful conversations, new collaborative initiatives and new program development. During this session, presenters will detail the evolution of the partnership, the strategies and tactics involved, and the tangible results.

Learning Outcomes:
-Gain understanding of typical sticking points for CE units and academic senates
-Gain understanding of CSUSM CE-Senate relationship and its evolution
-Understand formal and informal methods of CE-Senate teamwork
-Have knowledge of best-practices and key partnership strategies and tactics

Session Focus
Credit Programming
Session Audience
Deans & Senior Administrators

Primary Presenter

Mike Schroder, California State University San Marcos
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Dean and Associate Vice President

Additional Presenter #1

Jacqueline Trischman, California State University San Marcos
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Additional Presenter #2

Suzanne Lingold, California State University San Marcos
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Additional Presenter #3s