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ERIC Number: EJ905564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
The Archway Partnership: A Higher Education Outreach Platform for Community Engagement
Garber, Mel; Creech, Brian; Epps, W. Dennis; Bishop, Matt; Chapman, Sue
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v14 n3 p69-81 2010
The Archway Partnership began as a University of Georgia pilot project and subsequently expanded to a statewide outreach platform for higher education. It has enhanced the university's understanding of reciprocity and sharing through community-university partnerships. The Archway Partnership is a community-driven process that changes the structure of traditional university-community interaction, with the institution responding to issues at the local level as it seeks the involvement and feedback of the community. Local ownership and commitment to the Archway Partnership process allows flexibility at the community level while providing sufficient structure. Faculty members and students from across the institution gain meaningful partners for learning and research. Through the Archway Partnership outreach platform, the university and communities form a partnership of equals, driven from the ground up in an approach that is grassroots in its conception and implementation. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia