Faculty and Partner Discussion Template

This template can be used for partnership identification and exploration between a faculty member and an external partner. The questions in this template are designed to facilitate a discussion about faculty and partner values, goals, interests, and capabilities to determine the suitability of a partnership between the two (or more) parties. Transparent communication, reciprocity, and care are crucial parts of this process.

This template can be used for discussion prompts, as a conversation guide, and/or as a living document for contribution and collaboration between partner(s) and the instructional team. When entering these discussions, the instructional team should be prepared to provide information outlined in the ‘questions to ask prospective partners’ column and support partner understanding of the course and institution through dialogue. The external partner could be another university unit, a community organization, or an industry partner.

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