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An Anatomy of a Community-University Partnership: The Structure of Community Collaboration
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
  • W. Barry Messer, Portland State University
  • Kevin Kecskes, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Subjects
  • Service learning,
  • Service learning -- Research
Abstract
Portland State University for the past twelve years has been engaged in a transformation of its general education program and a renewal of its urban mission. A major thrust of this reform has focused on broadening the involvement of students and faculty in community-based learning and scholarship. Curricular and administrative changes have significantly raised the presence of the university in the community and resulted in numerous academic units actively engaging in community collaboration. The collaboration has proven to be an important platform by which the university has expanded its boundaries into the community through actions involving many challenges to the university and community collaborators. In this article we explore the elements that have contributed to the success and achievements of this engaged work by closely examining a long-term community university partnership.
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This is publisher's final PDF. Originally published in the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement and can be found online at: http://openjournals.libs.uga.edu/index.php/jheoe/article/view/110/98

The article is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license

Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16856
Citation Information
Messer, W., and Kecskes, K. (2008). An Anatomy of a Community-University Partnership: The Structure of Community Collaboration. Volume 12 (3), p. 191.