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ERIC Number: EJ1077468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Generating Social Change through Community-Campus Collaboration
Nichols, Naomi; Gaetz, Stephen; Phipps, David
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v19 n3 p7-32 2015
In this article, a qualitative case study approach was used to explore the changes that community-campus collaborations stimulate. The authors document the "processes of interaction" (Spaapen & van Drooge, 2011) through which collaborations seek to contribute to positive social change, highlighting the outputs, outcomes, and innovations that have resulted from these collaborative endeavors. This article focuses on improving efforts to track the changes or innovations that are influenced by community-campus interactions. Findings suggest that researchers should focus on the broad field of activity through which collaborations contribute to change. Specifically, there is utility in tracking the "processes of interaction" that extends beyond the initial site of collaboration into the communities where a partnership seeks to make change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada