Consortia in higher education look very different from one another but at their core they aim to accomplish two goals for their member colleges and universities:
1) Improve the excellence of individual institutions by doing something together that cannot be done as well – or at all – by a college or university on its own.
2) Reduce expenses at individual institutions through shared activities.
In other words, collaborations create opportunities and enable efficiencies.
ACL provides members extensive resources, insights, and shared experiences for achieving high quality higher education collaboration.
You can see some examples of the range of higher education collaborative activity in ACL's resource, Deep Academic and Administrative Collaborations.
Any organization, formal or informal, that is engaged in the coordination of collaborative endeavors by colleges and universities is eligible for Membership.
ACL Membership is based on your organization's current operating budget.
20 hours agoPresident's Update Spring 2017