In the mid-1990s, a group of chief financial officers from Boston-area colleges joined together to form the Boston Consortium for Higher Education, or TBC for short. It quickly grew beyond the financial realm as local schools realized the gains that could be made from working together on common problems.
In the new issue of Academe, Joseph A. Raelin and June Kevorkian describe the Boston Consortium and the many ways it helps its member institutions, from work-based learning programs to a leadership fellowship program. By forming strong social networks, members have grown more than they could have by interacting only with faculty and staff at their own institutions. Learn more by reading “How to Develop Network Citizenship Behavior” in the May-June 2014 issue of Academe.