Month: February 2020

[Article] Maggie Fay – Public-private partnership: How and why six community colleges loved and left a for-profit partner

Maggie Fay (PhD Candidate) published a co-authored article titled “Public-private partnership: How and why six community colleges
loved and left a for-profit partner” in Innovative Higher Education, 45(3), with Farakesh, N., Smith-Jaggars, S.


Colleges are increasingly open to partnering with private entities to implement new and innovative programs. Community colleges, in particular, may find such partnerships beneficial, given that these institutions often lack the necessary resources to invest up-front in programs that may yield strong long-term dividends.

In this article in Innovative Higher Education, the authors report on an examination of a partnership between a privately held firm and six community colleges, which had established honors programs with the goal of facilitating students’ transfer to highly selective institutions. The analysis traces the evolution of the partnership and the reasons for its eventual failure and yields insights for public institutions and privately held companies wishing to establish similar partnerships.

[Internal] The George D. Schwab Fellowship in American Foreign Policy (deadline: 3/1/2020)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

The Schwab fellowship was established by an anonymous donor to honor George Schwab, the former president of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. An annual award of $2,000 is available for costs related to dissertation research relevant to a topic that leads to an improved understanding of U.S. foreign policy. Applicants should submit a short proposal (not more than 1,000 words), a current curriculum vitae, and a transcript no later than 1 March 2020. In addition, one confidential letter of recommendation from a faculty member who is familiar with the proposal should be sent separately before the deadline. Applications and references can be submitted by mail to: Schwab Fellowship, The Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 5203, New York, NY 10016. Applications can also be sent by email to Eli Karetny at
Contact: Eli Karetny 212-817-1938,