Pursuing Opportunities through Partnerships: Higher Education and Communities

Pursuing Opportunities through Partnerships

Edited by Bruce A. Behringer, Bert C. Bach, Howard C. Daudistel, James W. Fraser, |
Jill Kriesky, and Gerald E. Lang

2005
277pp
HC/J  978-0-937058-93-0
$44.95

Summary

In 1998, the W.W. Kellogg Foundation provided funding for four universities to collaborate with surrounding communities on mutually beneficial projects, through the Expanding Community Partnerships Program. In a series of innovative learning collaborations, East Tennessee University, the University of Texas at El Paso, West Virginia University, and Northeastern University established strong, sustainable partnerships with organizations in their local communities. Although each university approached its partnering differently, they all shared the goal of benefiting the underserved communities where they are located and transforming their institutions by enhancing students’ educational experiences and strengthening faculty, student, administration, and staff relationships with local residents. This book shares those relationship-building experiences of the four universities and communities. Highly recommended for all public and higher education administrators; for students and teachers of education, business, and sociology; and for those interested in innovative business and social-service models.

Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
    Gail D. McClure, Ph.D., Vice President for Programs, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • PREFACE
    Ronald W Richards, Ph.D., Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago; Former Program Director, W.K. Kellogg Faundation
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    Robert M. Freeland, President, Northeastern University; David C. Hardesty, President, West Virginia University; Diana Natalicio, President, University of Texas at El Paso; Paul E. Stanton, Jr., President, East Tennessee State University
  • PART ONE About the Program
    • BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW TO THE EXPANDING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
      Bruce Behringer, M.P.H., Assistant Vice President and Executive Director, East Tennessee State University; Gerald E. Lang, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, West Virginia University; Jill Kriesky, Ph.D., Former Director of the Office of Service Learning Programs, West Virginia University

      • Introduction
      • Variability in Models
      • Organizational Framework
      • Implementation Strategies
      • Mix of Academic Disciplines
      • Annual Consortium Conference Themes
      • Summary and References
  • PART TWO East Tennessee State University
    • HEARING THAT WHISTLE: ONE DEAN'S OBSERVATIONS ON THE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
      Donald R. Johnson, Ph.D., Professor of English and Former Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
    • THE WINDING ROAD TO COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IN APPALACHIA: A FACULTY PERSPECTIVE
      Lari J. Marks, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Development and Learning; Ardis Nelson, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages; J.P. Burnham, M.S.W., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social Work; Thomas Coates, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Dept. of Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Sciences; Joyce Duncan, MA., Instructor, Office of Student Life and Leadership, Elizabeth Lawe, MS., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family and Consumer Sciences, Dept. of Applied Human Sciences; Amy Lawery, M.A., Program Coordinator, Center for Early Childhood Learning and Development; Edith Seier, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Mathematics

      • Strategies for Curricula Change
      • Faculty Perceptions
      • Conclusion and Notes
    • COMMUNITY-BASED GRADUATE ASSISTANTS: INTEGRAL PARTNERS IN COMMUNITY-UNIVERSITY SETIINGS
      Kris Bowers, Student, City Management Program; Kami Fecho, Student, Storytelling Program; Holly Melendez, Student, Foreign Languages; and Deborah Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of SOcialogy and Anthropology

      • Statement of the Program
      • Methodology
      • Table 1: Graduate Assistant Telephone Survey Items Findings
      • Table 2: Community Based Graduate Assistants' (CBGA) Perceptions Regarding Their Roles
      • Conclusion
      • Student Voices
      • References
    • CREATING THE BRIDGE: THE COMMUNITY'S VIEW OF EXPANDING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
      Barbara King, Chair, Unicoi County New Century Council; Wilhelmina Williams, Chair, Office of Rural and Community Health and Community Partnerships Governing Board; Sue Howard, Chair, Johnson County New Century Council; Frank Proffitt, Chair, Hawkins County New Century Council; Kimberly Belcher, Chair, Hancock County/Sneedville Community Partners; James E. McLean, Ph. D., Professor and Chairholder, James H. Quillen Chair of Excellence, College of Education

      • How We Began
      • How to Help Partnerships Survive and Grow
      • In a True Partnership, Both Partners Give and Get
      • Ten Common Principles and Themes
      • Summary and References
    • FROM IDIOSYNCRASY TO ILLUSTRATION: TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
      Bert C. Bach, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • PART THREE West Virginia University
    • STRUCTURAL DESIGN OF THE EXPANDING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM AT WVU
      Jill Kriesky, Ph. D., Former Director of the Office of Seroice Learning Programs

      • Service Learning Partnership Goals, Development, & Design
      • Issues Addressed
      • Community and University Partners
      • Program Outcomes, Challenges, and Sustainability
      • Conclusion and References
    • INCREASING FACULTY ENGAGEMENT USING COMMUNITY-BASED PEDAGOGY
      Mary Furbee, M.A., M.S.J., Former Lecturer, School of Joumalism; Ric MacDowell, M.A., Youth Developrrumt Agent, Extension Service

      • Community-Based Journalism Project
      • Lincoln County Watershed Partnership
      • Other Partnership Experiences
      • Lessons Learned and Recommendations
      • References and Notes
    • SERVICE LEARNING MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF STUDENTS
      Brandi Goss, B.S., and Shane Pettyman, B.S., Undergraduate Students

      • Honors Service-Learning Course
      • Special Olympics Coaching Education
      • Decker's Creek Stream Monitoring Program
      • Community-Based Journalism
      • Success Factors for Students in Service-Learning Courses
      • Benefits to Involved Students
      • Benefits to the Community
      • Conclusion and Notes
    • EXPANDING COMMUNITY CAPACITY WITH ACADEMIC PARTNERS
      Sally L.Johnson, M.S.W, L.G.S.W, Director of Community Based Services, the Children's Home Society of West Virginia; Denise L. Neighbors, M.S.W., L.G.S.W, Director of Community Based Services with the Children's Home Society of West Virginia, 2001- 2003; Bob Gribben, M.S.W, Executive Director of the Fairmont Community Development Partnership.

      • Children's Home Society-Honors Program Partnership
      • Fairmont Community Development Partnership-WVU Extension Partnership
      • Overall Outcomes for Community OrganizatiOns
      • Conclusions and Recommendations
      • Notes
    • ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF THE EXPANDING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
      Gerald E. Lang, Ph. D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research

      • Extension Service Effectiveness In Serving the Community
      • Office of Service Learning Programs Effectiveness in Serving the Academic Faculty and Students
      • Extension-Service Learning Model Serving as a Paradigm for Other Land-Grant Institutions
      • Community Design Team as Model for Successful Community Partnerships
      • Cumcular Change And The Community Partnership Approach to Learning
      • Faculty Reward System Supporting Partnership Activities
      • Students Become More SOcially Conscious By Participating in Service-Learning Erpenence
      • Measurable Impact as Noted within the Community
      • Sustainability in the Post-Kellogg Environment
      • Lasting Impact
      • References and Notes
  • PART FOUR Northeastern University
    • PARTNERSHIPNN EDUCATION: BRIDGING THE UNIVERSITY AND THE COMMUNITY
      Susan Hicks Spurlock, J.D., School of Education, Associate Director for School and Community Relations

      • Introduction
      • Introduction to Education Course
      • Partnerships
      • Challenges
      • Program in Action: NU Students
      • NU School of Education
      • University
      • Community
      • Conclusion
    • THE FACULTY EXPERIENCE IN NORTHEASTERN'S PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION
      Jean H. Krasnow, Ed.D., M.N.B.A, School of Education, Acting Associate Director for Academic Affairs; Terry L. Haywoode, Ph.D., School of Education, Coordinator of Community Partnerships

      • Introduction
      • Background
      • The Planning Conversations and the Initial Design of the Syllabus
      • The Student Erpenence
      • Student Reflections
      • The Erpen ence of the University and Faculty
      • Concluding Thoughts
    • "CHARLES STREET. HOW YOU FEELIN'?": STUDENTS RESPOND TO COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP EXPERIENCES
      Ilsa Bruer, Julia Buonopane, Mauricia Luma, Joanna Principe, Student Authors; Claudia Crose, M.Ed., M.L.S., School of Education, Associate Professor; Erica Lindamood, Ph.D., School of Education, Community Program Consultant, School of Education Faculty/Staff Authors

      • Context
      • Students
      • Conclusion
    • THE VIEW FROM THE COMMUNITY
      Sandras Barnes, Ph.D., Community Partner

      • Introduction: The Victory Generation After-School Program
      • Working With Northeastern
      • NU Students Become Part of the Community
      • Students Must Have Erp1icit Training
      • Addressing the Relationship of Race and Education
      • Conclusion
    • RE-IMAGINING THE CALLING OF THE ACADEMY
      David Hall, J.D., L.L.M., SID., Professor of Law and Former Provost, Northeastern University
  • PART FIVE University of Texas at El Paso
  • BORDER STORIE S: UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IN EL PASO AND CIUDAD JUAREZ
    Kathleen Staudt, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Director; Center for Civic Engagement; Carla Cardoza, M.A., Director of the Institute for Community-Based Teaching and Learning

    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
    • Opportunities
    • Threats
    • Conclusions
  • BINATIONAL EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN UTEP TEACHER EDUCATION AND LA ESCUELA PRIMARIA JAIME TORRES BODET
    Elaine Hampton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; Olga Liguori, PhD., Lecturer, Department of Teacher Education

    • College of Education Undergraduates and the Even Start Literacy Project
    • Notes
  • COLLEGE OF EDUCATION UNDERGRADUATES AND THE EVEN START FAMILY LITERACY PROJECT
    Judith Munter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Associate Dean of the College of Education

    • Notes
  • STUDENT PERSPECTIVES: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON THE BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY-BASED PROJECTS
    Teresa Heimer and Azuri L. Gonzalez, Undergraduate Students
  • GROWING ON THE BORDER
    Vicki Roberts, Director; Growing on the Border (A Non-Profit Organization)

    • Conclusion
  • AN ADMINISTRATOR:S REFLECTIONS ON THE PARTNERSHIP EXPERIENCE
    Howard C. Daudistel, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Dean, College of Liberal Arts

    • Introduction
    • The Vision
    • Links to Institutional History
    • Breaking Down Barriers to Collaboration
    • Keys to Success
  • PART SIX Lessons Learned
  • LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE KElLOGG EXPANDING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
    Bruce Behringer, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director, East Tennessee State University; Bert C. Bach, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, East Tennessee State University; Howard C. Daudistel, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at EI Paso; James Fraser, Dean, School of Education, Northeastern University; Gerald E. Lang, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, West Virginia University; Jill Kriesky, Director, Office of Service Learning Programs, West Virginia University

    • University-Community Context
    • Tenure and Pronwtion
    • Pronwting Effective Partnerships with Communities
    • Sustainability of Institutional Change through the Curriculum
    • Student Education
    • Sustainability

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