For Fun and Profit: Explaining Cooperation between Academic Affairs and Advancement

November 5, 2023

This panel presents the findings of the 2022 HEDS Survey on Collaboration between Advancement and Academic Affairs and leads participants in a discussion about cooperation on their campuses. The study arose from the need to better understand how fundraising professionals and academic leaders can effectively collaborate, especially in the context of rising financial and enrollment pressures. The HEDS Survey on Collaboration analyzes the responses of 1,600 respondents, providing insights into their attitudes about, experiences with, and knowledge of cooperation with their campus colleagues. After a brief presentation of the study’s findings, presenters will lead participants in a discussion about their own experiences  and address important questions. Why is collaboration more difficult at some schools than others? Are there ways that leaders can support and develop these essential collaborative relationships?

Frank Boyd, Senior Research Fellow, Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS)
Carlo Robustelli, Vice President for Advancement, Dickinson College (PA)
Chair: Kimberly Battle-Walters Denu, Provost, Westmont College (CA)