Program Purpose

About the Program

Created in 2002, the Case Western Reserve University-Fisk University Partnership offers expanded opportunities in education, research and cultural and scholarly endeavors for students, faculty and staff at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Through the partnership, students can enroll in the dual-degree programs in engineering, social work, accountancy and nursing, and participate in student exchanges and research with faculty that has a national or international scope. Faculty can explore the use of distance education technology as a medium for administering courses and programs. Faculty also can coordinate curriculum and faculty development initiatives and participate in a faculty exchange for the purposes of research, guest lectures and seminars. While the types of collaboration are not restricted, they may be limited due to such variables as resources, staffing and funding.

The partnership reflects the commitment and desire of both institutions to collaborate and cooperate on programs, research and other educational endeavors that support their tradition of excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.