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ERIC Number: EJ1092980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
The Transformative Engagement Process: Foundations and Supports for University-Community Partnerships
Brown, Robert E.; Reed, Celeste Sturdevant; Bates, Laura V.; Knaggs, David; Casey, Karen McKnight; Barnes, Jessica V.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v11 n1 p9-23 2006
This article describes one university's approach to transformative engagement: An engagement process based not on transfer of expertise from university to community (technology transfer), but rather on an interactive process in which all partners apply critical thinking skills to complex community problems. Iterative in nature, it is informed by a university-wide model of engagement built on the land-grant tradition and by grounded principles from the literature. University Outreach and Engagement (UOE) provides several modes of connecting for structural support. To be successful, partners must have appropriate and multiple ways of making and sustaining connections to each other and to information that will help them move through transformations. These modalities encompass individual and systemic connections in both face-to-face and electronic venues. The structures are designed to meet the needs of those engaged in partnerships while promoting evidence-based best practices in community agencies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan