A transformational partnership is one based on “genuine engagement and a focus on common goals and mutual benefits” (Butcher, 29). This article first compares transformational partnerships to transactional partnerships and then presents a case study of the Australian Catholic University and the Parramatta Catholic Education system partnership. The authors examine the transformational ways the partners collaborated on a number of initiatives, and provide insight into the development, sustainability, and success of transformational partnerships.

Butcher, J., Bezzina, M., & Moran, W. (2010). Transformational partnerships: A new agenda for higher education. Innovative Higher Education, 36, 29-40.