How to do Community-Academic/University Partnerships Well

August 2, 2012

“It’s sweeter where the bruise is”: making sense of the experience of family homelessness in a campus-community partnership

“It’s sweeter where the br...

This paper presents a case study that employed a hermeneutic research orientation, complemented by microstoria analysis, to provide an in-depth descri…

A community-university exchange project modeled after Europe’s science shope

A community-university exchange projec...

This article describes a pilot project of the Morgridge Center for Public Service at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, which is based on the Europe…

A Model for Bidirectional Community-academic Engagement

A Model for Bidirectional Community-ac...

This paper describes a successful model of university-community partnership in research and programs. The University of Maryland’s Office of Policy an…

A State-wide partnership to promote safe and supportive schools

A State-wide partnership to promote sa...

Schools continue to be an important context for preventative interventions targeting a range of behavioral problems. This paper describes a statewide…

An integrated model for advancing the scholarship of engagement: Creating academic homes for the engaged scholar

An integrated model for advancing the ...

A integrated model is offered for the preparation of future faculty that addresses the transformation of institutions of higher education into support…

Balancing head and heart: The importance of relational accountability in community-university partnerships

Balancing head and heart: The importan...

In this paper, the authors reflect on a community-university research and program development project undertaken with Aboriginal people in Canada, and…

Bridging the academic-legislative divides: Models of policy relevant health research and Practice by the University of California

Bridging the academic-legislative divi...

This paper calls for the strengthening of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander CBPR models that integrate health policy through legis…

Building a holistic international educational partnership: Collaboration between the University of Georgia and the Tunisian Higher Education System

Building a holistic international educ...

In 2002, the University of Georgia entered into a partnership with the higher education system of Tunisia with an objective to support educational ref…

Building a research-community collaborative to improve community care for infants and toddlers at-risk for autism spectrum disorders

Building a research-community collabor...

This article describes the formation and initial outcomes of a research-community collaborative that implemented evidence-based practices to improve c…

Building capacity for community-based participatory research for health disparities in Canada: The Case of ”Partnerships in Community Health Research”

Building capacity for community-based ...

Despite increasing support for community-based participatory research (CBPR) to reduce health disparities, challenges at the individual and institutio…

Building effective community-university partnerships: Are universities truly ready?

Building effective community-universit...

Partnerships are crucial for effective engaged scholarship. This paper explores reflections by students, faculty, and a community partners on the proc…

Clinical and translational research and community engagement: Implications for researcher capacity building

Clinical and translational research an...

This paper presents a study on how clinical and translational research is defined and perceived by community service providers, and how the perspectiv…

Community ACTION boards: An innovative model for effective community-academic research partnerships

Community ACTION boards: An innovative...

In traditional research, academics typically rely on community advisory boards (CAB) that often play a limited role in the research process. This pape…

Community-academic partnerships and social change

Community-academic partnerships and so...

This book chapter explains how partnerships between social epidemiology researchers and public health practitioners can be improved. The chapter addre…

Community-university engagement: the Philippi CityLab in Cape Town and the Challenge of collaboration across boundaries

Community-university engagement: the P...

This paper interrogates the literature on the role of universities in society, with a specific focus on university-community partnerships, and discuss…

Community-university partnerships in community based research

Community-university partnerships in c...

This paper begins by describing the experience of a group of university and community members who developed a set of guidelines for the ethical conduc…

Doing Participatory qualitative research: development of a shared critical consciousness with racial minority research advisory group members

Doing Participatory qualitative resear...

An essential part of CBPR projects are research advisory groups (RAGs) consisting of members of the community researched. In this paper, the authors d…

Engaging rural and urban appalachians in research using a community-based participatory research approach

Engaging rural and urban appalachians ...

This paper describes the development of two academic-community partnerships that took root in Appalachian communities, one urban and one rural. A CBPR…

Evaluation of community-academic partnership functioning

Evaluation of community-academic partn...

Community-university partnerships should be assessed by process evaluations to confirm that the principles of CBPR are being followed and to improve t…

Evolution in partnership: Lessons from the East St. Louis Action Research Project

Evolution in partnership: Lessons from...

This article describes the evolution of the University of Illinois’s East St. Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP), a 23 year-old community-universi…

Expectations and realities of engaged scholarship: Evaluating a social economy collaborative research partnership

Expectations and realities of engaged ...

The British Columbia–Alberta Social Economy Research Alliance (BALTA) brings together scholars and practitioners to better understand the social econo…

Finding middle ground: negotiating university and tribal community interests in community-based participatory research

Finding middle ground: negotiating uni...

In this article the authors describe challenges of implementing CBPR in a research project designed to prevent cardiovascular disease among an indigen…

Getting started in CBPR: Lessons in Building Community Partnerships for new Researchers

Getting started in CBPR: Lessons in Bu...

What skills do researchers need to form successful CBPR partnerships? This article describes the key steps in starting, maintaining, and sustaining CB…

Identifying the Role of Community Partnerships in Creating Change to Support Active Living

Identifying the Role of Community Part...

Active Living by Design (ALbD) partnerships were established in 25 communities across the U.S. to change environments and policies and support complem…

Improving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health

Improving Asian American, Native Hawai...

In principle, CBPR projects and partnerships aim to be equitable and reciprocal. However, only a few cases exist in literature in which the community…

Institutionalization of community partnerships: The challenge for academic health centers

Institutionalization of community part...

The Center for Community Health Partnerships (CCHP) at the Medical University of South Carolina is a proactive initiative to institutionalize commitme…

Instrument for Evaluating dimensions of group dynamics within community-based participatory research partnerships

Instrument for Evaluating dimensions o...

This paper describes the development, adaptation, and use of an evaluation approach that assesses key dimensions of partnerships. The authors provide…

International perspectives on community-university partnerships

International perspectives on communit...

This volume of Metropolitan Universities Journal includes 11 papers on community-university partnerships. International perspectives from the United S…

Laying the Foundation for youth HIV prevention in the Black church

Laying the Foundation for youth HIV pr...

In this article, a research team consisting of academic and community partners describe the process they used to successfully implement an adolescent-…

Lessons learned in using community-based participatory research to build a national diabetes collaborative in Canada

Lessons learned in using community-bas...

The Canadian First Nations Diabetes Clinical Management Epidemiologic (CIRCLE) study documents the clinical management of type 2 diabetes in 19 First…

Making Value Visible: Excellence in Campus-Community Partnerships in the Arts, Humanities, and Design

Making Value Visible: Excellence in Ca...

This study, commissioned by Imagining America, sets forth what practitioners themselves believe to be the characteristics of excellence in campus-comm…

Meaningful relationships: Cruxes of university-community partnerships for sustainable and happy engagement

Meaningful relationships: Cruxes of un...

In this essay, the authors draw on organizational theory’s use of the metaphor as a way of understanding and explaining sustainable university-communi…

Modeling the structure of partnership between researchers and front-line service providers: Strengthening collaborative public health research

Modeling the structure of partnership ...

This article presents the Provider-Researcher Partnership Model, to account for how provider- and agency-level factors influence providers’ intentions…

Participatory partnerships for social action and research

Participatory partnerships for social ...

This book contributes to the growing literature on community-university partnerships, featuring accounts from faculty, administrators, students, and c…

Revitalizing south Memphis through an interdisciplinary community-university development partnership

Revitalizing south Memphis through an ...

This article describes how the University of Memphis formed and maintained a long-term partnership with a community development corporation in an hist…

Rural embedded assistants for community health

Rural embedded assistants for communit...

This paper seeks to inform rural community-university partnership practice. It describes the Rural Embedded Assistants for Community Health (REACH) Ne…

Sustainable engagement? Reflections on the development of a creative community-university partnership

Sustainable engagement? Reflections on...

NEN University (NENu) was formed by San Francisco’s Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN) and the Institute for Civic and Community Engagement (ICCE)…

Sustaining CBPR partnerships to address health disparities in times of economic instability

Sustaining CBPR partnerships to addres...

This report addresses the reality that CBPR partnerships in underserved communities face unanticipated challenges because of unstable economic environ…

Sustaining community-university partnerships

Sustaining community-university partne...

Considering sustainability is crucial to the quality and impact of community-university partnerships, how can universities and communities build susta…

Sustaining Community-university partnerships: Lessons learned from a participatory research project with elderly Chinese

Sustaining Community-university partne...

As the oldest and largest Asian-American subgroup, Chinese-American elderly report the worst mental health of any other group in the US and have the h…

Team-building activities as strategies for improving community-university partnerships: Lessons learned from Nuestro Futuro Saludable

Team-building activities as strategies...

This paper describes team-building activities that were utilized with members of The JP Partnership for Healthy Caribbean Latino Youth, a CBPR project…

The role and influence of key informants in community-engaged research: A critical perspective

The role and influence of key informan...

This article includes the authors’ reflections on the unique role and purpose of key informants in community-engaged research. Taking a critical socia…

The Wilson Bay Initiative, Riverworks, and the Sturgeon City partnership: A case study for building effective academic-community partnerships

The Wilson Bay Initiative, Riverworks,...

This article describes North Carolina State University’s Sturgeon City partnership, which has transformed an urban brownfield site into a community ci…

Theoretical and applied perspectives on power: Recognizing processes that undermine effective community-university partnerships

Theoretical and applied perspectives o...

This paper analyzes how elements of power impact the negotiation of engagement in community-university partnerships. The first section provides a hypo…

Toward Participatory Civic Engagement: Findings and Implications of a Three-Year Community-Based Research Study

Toward Participatory Civic Engagement:...

This article presents findings from a three-year community-based research study in which a university writing center partnered with an adult education…

Transformational Partnerships: A new agenda for higher education

Transformational Partnerships: A new a...

A transformational partnership is one based on “genuine engagement and a focus on common goals and mutual benefits” (Butcher, 29). This article first…

Translating Community-Based Participatory Research Principles into Practice

Translating Community-Based Participat...

Research partners from the University of Pittsburgh, the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, and the House of Ruth Maryland, one the…

University-community partnerships: Bridging people and cultures in an HIV/AIDS health intervention in an African American community

University-community partnerships: Bri...

In this article, members of the Communities and Health Disparities Project describe the project, which engaged North Carolina State University, a comm…

Using relational dialectics to address differences in community-campus partnerships

Using relational dialectics to address...

Relational dialectics can be used as a framework to approach tensions that that naturally and normally arise in community-campus partnerships. This ar…

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