Community-University Partnerships: Opportunities & Challenges

The renewed focus on the roles universities can and ought to play in fostering civic engagement among students and in the communities where they are located dates to the mid-1990s.  One outgrowth of this renewed focus has been the increasing attention paid to Community-University Partnerships (CUPs). CUPs include community-service learning programs, community-based research projects, and a range of other initiatives that aim to put the resources of universities, including the skills of faculty and students, to work in and with community members.   A growing body of literature documents successful CUPs practices and projects, including the challenges they have faced (see … Continue reading Community-University Partnerships: Opportunities & Challenges