Title of Work
University-community partnerships (UCPs) are increasingly utilized to address issues in education. In this paper, we present reflections on best practices for child- and family-focused UCPs. These reflections emerged before, during and after a convening that brought together representatives from five UCPs in the United States that emphasized early-childhood development and received funding from the same philanthropic source. The convening elicited perspectives on best practices for UCPs, and identified community- and university-related contextual factors that affected implementation of these best practices. The findings from this study will contribute to the enhancement of future UCPs in education.
Walsh, Mary; Adams, Shauna; Ferguson, Susan; Hearst, Mary; Jones, Jo-Viviane; Wall, Shavaun; Petsagourakis, Despina; Chung, Agnes; Shannon, Una; and Theodorakakis, Maria, "Inquiry in Action Reflections on the Implementation of Best Practices in Child and Family Focused University-Community Partnerships.docx" (2020). Public Health Faculty Scholarship. 40.