Transformative Practices

Academic-Industry Partnerships

reDesignED builds relationships between industry advisory boards and academic partners through targeted program redesigns that deliver on disciplinary outcomes as well as industry-specific competencies.

Academic Partners

  • Academic partners design learning opportunities with real-world relevance, gain the opportunity to share research with industry, as well as gain experiential learning opportunities for their students.

Industry Partners

  • Advisory boards advise academic partners on industry skill gaps and provide internship and mentorship opportunities. In return, industry partners reap creative input from young minds, benefit from the cross pollination of research into practice, and access  talent for their industry sector.


  • reDesignED delivers a learning design that tracks both disciplinary learning outcomes as well as industry competencies to generate learning analytics and meaningful micro-credentials.

Christiane is a true innovator in education. We worked together at the University of Minnesota to build a Health Services Management program tailored to key competencies in the Health Services industry. Christiane was an active partner working with our industry advisory board to identify program-specific competencies and labor market skills that define excellence and innovation in our field. Her assessment expertise allowed us to track multiple levels of outcomes: program-level competencies and higher order skills through the learning management system and generate learning analytics on these skills. This innovation eased an otherwise arduous process of curriculum mapping and program review. The HSM program grew to over 230 students in four years with experiential and competency based courses, 56% diversity in our students, excellent faculty, great internships and jobs post college. Thank you Christiane for your great vision, knowledge, innovation and partnership!

Dr. Susan McClernon, HSM Faculty Director

University of Minnesota