publication . Article . 2012

Surpluses and Deficits: How University Partners Perceive University-Community Partnerships at One Ivy League Institution

Alison Klebanoff Cohen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2012 Journal: Partnerships : A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (issn: 1944-1061, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Abstract
University-community partnerships are a critical method for how universities can serve the public interest.  Yet key questions remain: how do these partnerships work in practice, and how can university and fill reciprocal and mutual needs effectively?  A participatory evaluation of university-community partnerships in education at an Ivy League university found that university partners had a surplus perspective of the university and a deficit perspective of community partners; practitioners must shift our paradigm towards mutually beneficial, asset-driven university-community partnerships to ensure success.
Subjects
free text keywords: community partnerships, community-based research, community engagement, Communities. Classes. Races, HT51-1595, Social sciences (General), H1-99
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