Breakout session A:
Community partnerships: Working with museums, libraries, & other institutions

Breakout session A
Community partnerships: working with museums, libraries, and other institutions

Presenters:
Eleanor Sterling, Director- American Museum of Natural History and Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology- Columbia University
Thomas C. Wood, Assistant Professor, New Century College- George Mason University

In this session we will discuss the development of academic relationships between degree-granting organizations and non-traditional partners. Recognizing the mutual benefit to the institutions and students, we will discuss ways to develop and implement appropriate credit-bearing learning opportunities in environments and venues beyond higher education. The presenters' experiences with Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History and with George Mason University and the Smithsonian Institution will be used as case studies.