Working committee

Corporate Engagement

The committee develops a vision and agenda for engaging corporations in innovative ways to achieve IIN objectives

What we do

The Corporate Engagement Committee is the primary point of contact for corporate partners related to IIN initiatives. It works to promote and support corporate engagement across the IIN, in close collaboration with other working committees and corporate relations representatives from IIN members.

The committee’s goals are

  • Promote and support corporate engagement across the IIN in close collaboration with relevant working committees and corporate relations representatives of IIN members
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for corporate partners related to IIN initiatives
  • Recommend appropriate programs and initiatives ┬áthat benefit corporate partners and IIN member institutions
  • Identify new models of technology transfer for IIN initiatives that appeal to corporate partners
  • Identify new models for contractual agreements for IIN initiatives that appeal to corporate partners

 

Subcommittees

Best Practices

The best practices subcommittee shares best practices through monthly presentations from IIN hubs’ externally facing and sponsored programs in areas of research, program support, and talent development.

Chair: Amy Buhrow, senior director, strategy, student success & accreditation, Northern Illinois University

Immersion

The immersion subcommittee designs and launches IIN joint programs such as student projects (capstone/senior design projects), student consulting projects and internship programs. It also identifies and engages with corporate partners to promote IIN joint programs.

Chair: Bruce DeRuntz, professor and director, Leadership Development Program, Southern Illinois University Carbondale