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.
Grandgenett, Neal; Boocker, David; Ali, Hesham; Hodge, Angela M.; Dorn, Brian; and Cutucache, Christine E., "Community Chairs as a Catalyst for Campus Collaboration in STEM" (2015). Biology Faculty Publications. 79.