Understanding the "partner" in partnerships: A review of the literature on effective university community partnering

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Abstract

Sustainable and effective university-community partnerships are not easy to create, yet they are an integral part of student community-based learning (Enos & Morton, 2003). To date, the main emphasis in most university-community partner research has been on the participating students, with a paucity of attention paid to the equal partners in the venture- the local community organization members (Bushouse, 2005). In this paper, the extant literature on effective university-community partnering is reviewed and key themes are drawn to assist practitioners and researchers who are involved in the design, execution and analysis of partnership programs. The goal of this paper is to highlight issues related to effective university-community partnering, with an emphasis on issues raised from the community partner perspective. This paper should provide a benchmark for academics and community members to use as they embark upon their first, or develop their existing, university-community partnership programs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralian Universities Community Engagement Alliance National Conference Proceedings 2008
Place of PublicationSippy Downs, Queensland, Australia
PublisherAustralian Universities Community Engangement Alliance Inc
Pages88-93
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978098036103
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
EventAustralian Universities Community Engagement Alliance national conference - University of Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, Australia
Duration: 1 Jul 2008 → …

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Universities Community Engagement Alliance national conference
Abbreviated titleAUCEA 2008
CountryAustralia
CitySippy Downs
Period1/07/08 → …

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    Kenworthy-U'Ren, A. L., & U'Ren, B. (2008). Understanding the "partner" in partnerships: A review of the literature on effective university community partnering. In Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance National Conference Proceedings 2008 (pp. 88-93). Australian Universities Community Engangement Alliance Inc. http://www.engagementaustralia.org.au/uploads/2008_refereed.pdf