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ERIC Number: EJ967603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Building Effective Community-University Partnerships: Are Universities Truly Ready?
Curwood, Susan Eckerle; Munger, Felix; Mitchell, Terry; Mackeigan, Mary; Farrar, Ashley
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v17 n2 p15-26 Spr 2011
Community service learning and community-based research necessitate the development of strong community-university partnerships. In this paper, students, faculty, and a community partner critically reflect upon the process of establishing a long-term community-university partnership through the integration of a community service learning component into a doctoral program in Community Psychology, thereby offering graduate students the opportunity to engage in long-term community-based research. This reflection reveals the importance of assessing university readiness at the pre-partnership stage, and of ensuring that academics and their institutions are not only willing, but also able, to engage in effective community research partnerships. The authors propose a practical framework for considering university readiness in the form of a series of questions that allows faculty, programs, or institutions considering partnership with a community group to reflect upon their own collaboration readiness. (Contains 1 table.)
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
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