Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry: A Program Evaluation on University-Industry Collaboration
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Degree Granting Department
Adult, Career and Higher Education
Veselina Lambrev, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, Ph.D.
Kyna Betancourt, Ph.D.
Krista Singleton, Ed.D.
CIPP Model, Corporate, Partnerships, Workforce
A significant amount of money is spent on professionalizing the workforce. At the same time, there is limited research on the effectiveness of academic-to-industry corporate partnerships as an innovative solution for meeting workforce development objectives. This exploratory study evaluates an existing University of South Florida industry partnership to identify characteristics of a sustainable university-to-industry model. The program has operated over the last nine years, providing degree completion programs for industry employees. This program evaluation includes an analysis of stakeholders, advisors, mentors, and participants’ perceptions. The evaluation findings identified key factors of consideration required when establishing and operating a University-Industry partnership. In addition, participants’ perspectives presented key findings and recommendations impacting the program evaluated and influencing the needs of consideration when aiming to establish a sustainable U-I partnership.
Scholar Commons Citation
Amboy-Biller, Lan Reneé, "Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry: A Program Evaluation on University-Industry Collaboration" (2022). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.
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