Walk through the House that Community-Campus Partnerships Built: Considering Benefits and Challenges for Key Stakeholder Groups - Dr. Marie Sandy, Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Community Studies, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee
This 3-hour interactive workshop will engage participants in reviewing what we know about community-campus partnerships and service-learning from the perspective of one of our overlooked constituency groups -- community partners. Drawing on the largest studies in the field, we will walk through “the house that partnerships built” to address benefits for students, higher education institutions, and community partners, as well as the challenges each group faces in our “home improvements” section. We will reflect on aspects of our practice we hope to improve, identify concrete tools to strengthen partnerships, and review available and emerging assessment tools used locally and nationally. Participants will have a hand in defining the burning questions we hope to answer in deepening on-site assessment and evaluation processes for their campuses.