In concert with Eastern University and Graduate and Professional Studies missions, the Strategic Alliances initiative identifies and develops mutually beneficial relationships between the graduate students of Eastern University and one or more external parties for the purpose of pursuing an agreed upon set of goals that will add value to both organizations. The objectives of the Strategic Alliances program are 1) to expand the reach of GPS programs and enrollment and 2) to collaborate in mutually beneficial projects. As such, agreements will typically include one or more GPS programs.

Types of Partnership

These are listed in order of increasing complexity recognizing that partnerships may begin in one form but grow in complexity or become a hybrid of two or more models. Additionally, varying levels of complexity and commitment exist within the types.

Consulting: Under the auspices of Eastern University, qualified staff and/or faculty will provide consulting services, workshops, and training programs to area businesses and organizations. Compensation, limit on liability, and expense issues must be determined prior to engagement.

Marketing: Eastern University will provide tuition discounts to the members, employees, or constituents of established partners in exchange for distribution of program information and/or on-site recruiting presence.

Articulation: Academic partnerships with two and four-year institutions are designed to facilitate a simplified admissions process and seamless transfer of graduates into Eastern University's bachelors and masters degree programs.

Corporate Educational Partnership: Eastern University will provide a reduction in tuition for employees of partner organizations with the option of on-site classes.

Research/Internship: This partnership will allow for joint research where interns are welcome within the collaborative environments as a necessary resource to complete their study.

Program Delivery and Development: Eastern University invites partners to participate in the development of curriculum and program delivery options.

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