A framework for developing effective and sustainable asset-based community-campus partnerships in dance

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kristi Vincent Johnson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Michael Hemphill

Abstract: Dance programs in higher education have become progressively interested in establishing community-campus partnerships as a means of minimizing the research-to-practice gap, leveraging resources, and supporting community progress. Limited research has been published on the best practices and types of relationships between leaders who have co-created effective and sustainable asset-based community-campus partnerships in dance programs. This study aimed to identify what practices facilitate the development of partnerships of this nature and examine how the relationships between leaders correspond with those practices. The research study design used a qualitative and exploratory approach. Qualitative research methods, such as in-depth interviews, document analysis, and surveys, were used to describe the practices and interactions of research participants involved in three different community-campus partnerships. The synthesized findings indicate three common themes frame their practices and support the sustainability of their relationships: an informal structure, a democratic nature, and a central focus on student-learners. Distinctive from prior studies, the findings highlighted the importance of considering faculty/community pairings and transactional partnerships as valid entry points to more complex organizational integration and mutually transformative relationships.

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Language: English
Date: 2021
Community Engagement, Dance, Partnerships, Service-Learning
Dance $x Study and teaching (Higher)
Education, Higher $x Social aspects
Community and college
Service learning

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