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ERIC Number: EJ1043307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
The Exploration of Community Boundary Spanners in University-Community Partnerships
Adams, Katherine Rose
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v18 n3 p113-118 2014
In university-community partnerships, boundary spanners can flexibly traverse historically divided lines to increase access to resources and build upon reciprocal partnerships. Previous research has examined the roles of boundary spanners but only from the perspectives of the institutional partners. The purpose of this dissertation study was to examine the characteristics, roles, and motivations of community boundary spanners in university-community partnerships. A qualitative instrumental multiple case study was conducted with community partners of a university-community partnership. Findings led to a community boundary spanning adaptation of the Weerts and Sandmann (2010) institutional model. The Framework for Community Boundary Spanners in Engaged Partnerships identifies four distinct roles community boundary spanners may play. This study provides institutional partners with the tools and techniques to better locate and engage community boundary spanners through partner identification and development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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