Orejan paper accepted for publication

Jaime Orejan, assistant professor of leisure and sport management, had a paper accepted for publication in The Chronicle of Kinesiology & Physical Education in Higher Education.

Orejan and Greg Letter co-wrote “The current and potential impact of partnerships between higher education and external agencies.” The article will appear in the February 2006 edition of the journal.

An abstract of the article appears below:

“An enormous amount of partnerships among higher education, business, government, labor, and economic/community development organizations already exist. These partnerships allow students to experience learning outside the classroom therefore gaining access to real world practice, which in turn creates resume building and networking opportunities. Faculty members also benefit from these partnerships, which could generate funding, internship sites, consulting opportunities, research, teaching and service implications for faculty in tenure track positions. The cooperating agency receives several benefits which include access to future human resources, present human resource training and development opportunities, professional growth and flexible innovative partner institutions. Lastly, universities benefit by enhanced awareness to campus programs as well as input from professional sources to develop a more thorough outcomes assessment process. The article discusses what these partnerships entail, issues or concerns for stakeholders and the more significant benefits for all stakeholders.”