A new national survey released by the P3•EDU education conference and “The Chronicle of Higher Education” shows that higher education leaders are leveraging partnerships to innovate in a post-pandemic society.

DENVER, August 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — P3•EDU, an event organized by University of Colorado at Denvertoday released the results of a new survey, finding that more than two-thirds of university leaders see public-private partnerships developing on their campuses.

The national survey, conducted by P3•EDU and The Chronicle of Higher Education, surveyed nearly 350 university leaders and found the following:

  • 71% see public-private partnerships growing on their campus, and only 2% see partnerships decreasing.

  • Major categories of interest in partnerships include mental health/telehealth services, campus infrastructure development, and online program growth.

  • The main reasons to explore partnerships are unique skills, speed of execution and availability of capital.

  • Partnership concerns include cost, control, and mission alignment.

“As higher education emerges from the pandemic, it is essential that universities explore and embrace new models of innovation and impact, including partnership opportunities,” said Michelle MarksChancellor of University of Colorado at Denver and host of P3•EDU. “Not only is the demand for partnerships growing, but the range of partnership categories also continues to expand across the administrative and academic realms, opening new doors for how we benefit our communities and serve our students.”

The full survey results are available here:

https://www.p3edu.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/The-Chronicle-of-Higher-Education-P3%E2%80%A2EDU-2022-Public-Private-Partnership-Survey-1. pdf

The survey was conducted prior to the national P3•EDU conference to be held September 28-30 on the University of Colorado Denver Campus. The conference brings together preeminent leaders from universities and businesses to network and share best practices around public-private partnerships in higher education.

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About P3•EDU: Innovation and Public-Private Partnership in Higher Education

P3•EDU is an invitation-only event for university leaders to learn about partnership opportunities and their associated challenges, share best practices, and network with peers and thought leaders at the forefront of this evolving trend. This year’s gathering will take place September 28-30 to University of Colorado at Denver. For more information, visit www.p3edu.com.

About University of Colorado at Denver

The University of Colorado at Denver is the state’s premier public urban research university and an equity-serving institution. Globally connected and locally invested, CU Denver partners with forward-thinking learners and communities to design accessible, relevant, and transformative educational experiences for every stage of life and career. Through seven schools and colleges in the heart of downtown denver, our top faculty inspires and works alongside students to solve complex challenges through groundbreaking innovation and impactful research and creative work. As part of the state’s largest university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economic, with 2,000 employees and an annual economic impact of $800 million. For more information, visit www.ucdenver.edu.


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