Community Partner Guide to Campus Collaborations
Enhance Your Community By Becoming a Co-Educator With Colleges and Universities

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Published: April 2015  

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Publisher: Stylus Publishing
140 pp., 7" x 10"
16 tables, 18 figures & 22 pull-out texts
“Interacting with colleges can be confusing and frustrating. We learned the hard way through trial and error over the years. This Guide has great strategies for developing effective collaborations from the outset so that resources are leveraged for education and improvement.”—Sheila, Boys and Girls Club

“VERY strong and well-written chapters with lots of gold that I think community organizations will find very helpful.”—Melia, Hands on Greater Portland

“The format and visual cues make the Guide easy to scan for quick tips and ideas. Also, the information is comprehensive regarding research-based practices, but the writing is friendly and engaging for all non-profit sectors and community agencies. Lots of practical examples.”—Juan, Immigrant Empowerment

* Discover Campus Resources for Identifying Volunteers and Service-Learners
* Decode Confusing Language, Terminology, and Acronyms of Academe
* Decipher Your Academic Partner’s Goals for Community-Based Learning and Research
* Devise Empowering Learning and Serving Experiences for Students and Clients
* Design Sustainable and Enriching Relationships for Enhancing Communities

Based upon years of field experience, this Guide is addressed to you, whether your non-profit has experience of working with university interns or volunteers but wants to deepen and increase the effectiveness of the relationship; whether your agency is starting to explore how to improve client services through a campus collaboration; or whether you work for an NGO interested in partnering with universities across borders to effect positive change and draw attention to the challenges, resources, and needs of your community.

This Guide offers insights and strategies to leverage student learning and community empowerment for the benefit of both parties. Recognizing both the possibilities and the pitfalls of community-campus collaborations, it demystifies the often confusing terminology of education, explains how to locate the right individuals on campus, and addresses issues of mission, expectations for roles, tasks, training, supervision, and evaluation that can be fraught with miscommunication and misunderstanding.

Most importantly it provides a model for achieving full reciprocity in what can be an unbalanced relationship between community and campus partners so that all stakeholders can derive the maximum benefit from their collaboration.

This Guide is also available in sets of six or twelve, at reduced prices, to facilitate its use for planning, and for training of leaders engaged in partnerships.

The Community Partner Guide to Campus Collaborations
Six Copy Set
978-1-62036-271-6, $87.00

The Community Partner Guide to Campus Collaborations
Twelve Copy Set
978-1-62036-272-3, $150.00

Table of Contents:
1. INTRODUCTION
Considerations for Connecting With Colleges
Clarifying Confusing Terminology
Creating Enriching Collaborations for Community Enhancement
Conclusion

2. EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES
Calling on Your Networks for Co-Education
Connecting With Campus Offices
Conduits of Connection: AmeriCorps
College Websites
Checking in With Clubs
Convening With Other Campus Communities
Collaborating With Faculty Courses and Community-Based Research
Conclusion

3. ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS
Characteristics and Contexts of Enriching Collaborations
Crossing Cultural Boundaries
Common Agreements
Conclusion

4. ENGAGE FACULTY
Comprehending Faculty Work Life
Communicate Co-Educational Goals
Create Objectives and Expectations
Co-Construct Content, Assignments, Activities, and Timelines
Compare Experiences for Improvement
Conclusion

5. EMPOWER STUDENTS
Cultural Preparation
Constructive Controversy
Career and Life Coaching
Condensed Connections: Empowering Students During Short-Term Service
Conclusion

6. EVALUATE IMPACT
Create Assessment Methods for Impact and Iteration
Collect and Analyze Meaningful Data for Learning, Enhancement, and Scholarship
Civic Improvement Through Dissemination and Celebration of Accomplishments
Conclusion

7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
Collaborations for Community Enrichment
Collaborations for Academic Excellence and Engaged Scholarship
Continuums of Co-Education and Conclusions

REFERENCES

APPENDIX
Organizations
Handbooks and Guides
Literature

INDEX


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"The authors of Community Partner Guide to Campus Collaborations effectively present an orderly guide for non-academic organizations to begin to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with post-secondary institutions.

This book speaks clearly to both academic and non-academic organizations. The authors’ illustrations demonstrate a breadth of experience working within both types of organizations and their writing style is welcoming to readers who may be unacquainted with how community group and college partnerships work together to produce significant student learning outcomes.

Their manual, written specifically for helping non-academic people navigate the post-secondary world, also benefits academics interested in connecting their students to experiential learning opportunities."

- Reflective Teaching Journal