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ERIC Number: EJ905410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Creating and Sustaining Authentic Partnerships with Community in a Systemic Model
Barnes, Jessica V.; Altimare, Emily L.; Farrell, Patricia A.; Brown, Robert E.; Burnett, C. Richard, III; Gamble, LaDonna; Davis, James
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v13 n4 p15-29 2009
This article presents the unique approach to university-community partnerships developed and practiced at Michigan State University (MSU). We have established a model of campus-community partnerships that builds a wide-reaching system of networks connecting the university to communities. Our approach is "developmental", "dynamic", and "systemic", characterized by an acute interest in the voices of community partners. This article also presents supporting documentation from interviews with community partners from two diverse urban school districts to illustrate some of the specific challenges faced in the development and maintenance of a partnership applying this approach. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan