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ERIC Number: EJ1165784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8485
The Emerging Role of Universities in Collective Impact Initiatives for Community Benefit
Smith, Jason; Pelco, Lynn E.; Rooke, Alex
Metropolitan Universities, v28 n4 p9-31 Nov 2017
Universities are increasing their efforts to more clearly demonstrate their social value. This article illustrates how higher education administrators can incorporate collective impact partnerships in their community benefit strategies. The article explores two of the more familiar paradigms for community benefit--community engagement and anchor institution. Collective impact principles and practices are then presented. Finally, a case study provides a tangible example of how one university's role in a collective impact initiative transitioned in response to the community. We end the article with ten takeaways and an invitation for higher education administrators to identify their own learning and action steps that can help shift focus from proving to improving their institution's value to the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cincinnati); Virginia (Richmond)
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