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Community-Academic Partnerships: What Communities Want

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Randy Stoecker, PhD (bio)
Crystel Anders (bio)
Amy Mondloch (bio)

January 26 2009

41 minutes


Randy Stoecker, in conjunction with Crystel Anders and Amy Mondloch discuss key elements of developing and sustaining community academic partnerships. These include:

  • Collaborating from the early stages---building the project together

  • Both partners sharing a passion for the project

  • Perceiving partnerships as a mutual teaching/learning experience

  • The importance of academic partners caring about and respecting the community

  • Communicating expectations and agreeing on desired outcomes

  • Planning roles and responsibilities and what resources are needed

  • The importance of partnerships producing something that can be used by the community

  • Maintaining and managing the relationship through continual communication

  • Managing conflict

  • Addressing who owns the data and how to handle sensitive data


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00:02:00 Finding university partners
00:05:20 Learning about community organizations
00:07:00 Guiding university partners
00:10:10 Working with community partners
00:13:20 Effective univ/community relationships
00:16:00 Partnership vs client/consultant
00:18:45 Project hurdles and challenges
00:20:28 Timeline differences and issues
00:23:20 Components of a project plan
00:24:00 Project outcomes
00:28:02 Lengths of projects
00:31:30 Data ownership and publication
00:36:16 Writing style & format in reports
00:37:45 Sustaining the partnership
00:39:45 Overcoming the univ/community "divide"