9P2 Meeting Partnership Needs
Many faculty, staff, and administrators serve on boards of external organizations, while members of the community serve on a variety of advisory councils for academic programs and other units at Western. Various units at Western provide services for specific populations in the region. For example, the Director of Financial Aid travels to a number of locations throughout the region to provide information to high school students and their parents regarding the costs of a college education and ways that they might finance higher education.
Academic units consider the perspectives of their communities of interest as they develop or revise curriculum and plan learning experiences for students. Departments analyze data from these communities of interest as they make important decisions about academic programs. An example of this level of collaboration is a dual credit General Chemistry course offered through Western’s Department of Chemistry.