Public                                                               Networking     Education                          Iss...
What We’ll Cover•Reflecting on last year•Introduction to national conversations•Where is the movement? An analysis and disc...
Reflecting on Last Year•Partner Developmental Model Session•Desire to be more connected to the National Movement and Conver...
Partner Development•Asked you to think about the levelsof partnership
Intro to National Conversations     •AACU      Crucible Moment, HIPs     •AASCU     American Democracy Project            ...
Intro to National Conversations                    Collaboratories, faculty      •Imagining    development paths,       Am...
Where is the movement?http://americandemocracy.illinoisstate.edu/documents/democratic-engagement-white-paper-2_13_09.pdf
A Framework
Discussion•Where in your Bonner Program’s andcampus work is your practiceillustrative of technocraticengagement?•Where in ...
Discussion•What do you find useful about this model for your thinking about your work?•How might you expand this model to m...
Other Frameworks•Sockett’s Typology of Partnerships (1997)•Ven de Ven’s Engaged Scholarship Diamond Model (2007)•Relations...
Sockett’s Typology of Partnerships (1997)•Transactional — fixed task, fixed time•Exchange — trading knowledge and expertise ...
Ven de Ven’s Engaged ScholarshipDiamond Model (2007)
Relationships Continuum based on article Partnerships in Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, by Bringle, R.G., Clayton,...
Strategic Partner Model                Engaged          Established     EmergingExploratory
Partner Developmental Model                                                     Engaged   Democratic Engagement           ...
Exploratory Strategic Partnerships•Understand the developmental model•Interest in multi-year commitment•Some regular Bonne...
Emerging Strategic Partnerships•all of exploratory plus...•A multi-year partnership plan•A team of students with distinct ...
Established Strategic Partnerships•all of emerging plus...•A schedule of ongoing evaluation and revision of the multi-year...
Engaged Strategic Partnerships•all of established plus...•Ongoing long-term plan•Annual reporting related to ongoing plan•...
Moving partners through levels...•What specific 2-3 resources do campus programs most want to assist with this?•Resource Br...
Exploratory Strategic Partnerships•  Conduct some research and information gathering about the community and scout out its...
Emerging Strategic Partnerships• Listen well and evaluate the relationship and partnership• Re-evaluate the needs and offe...
Established Strategic Partnerships•  Ensure that there is interest in continuing the relationship and that both parties se...
Engaged Strategic Partnerships•  Realistically assess progress on mutual agreements (e.g., how is the service going, how i...
Moving partners through levels... •What specific 2-3 resources do campus programs most want to assist with this? •Resource ...
Linking High-Impact Practices       with High-Impact PartnershipsFourth Year   Capstone Placement      Capstone / Research...
High-Impact Focus•Team-based model for institutional change•Three year program and summer institutes•Linking high-impact c...
Next Steps•Presidential commitment•Winter planning retreat•Summer institute (June 26-30)•Campus-based strategic planning a...
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This presentation and all staff (125+) member conversation by the Bonner Network involved exploring how higher education service programs can incorporate more democratic community engagement. It also shared the evolving model for community partner capacity building and development. This session occurred at the Bonner Foundation's Fall Directors Meeting 2011. For more info see bonnernetwork.pbworks.com

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  • Developing High-Impact Partnerships

    1. 1. Public Networking Education Issue/Site Convening, Speakers, Forums, IMPACT Social Media, Dissemination Mapping Policy News & Capacity Analysis Building PolicyOptions.org Program, Planning & Tech Support CBR & Service- Direct Service LearningDeveloping High-Impact Partnerships A presentation and all-staff discussion at the Bonner Foundation’s Fall Directors Meeting 2011
    2. 2. What We’ll Cover•Reflecting on last year•Introduction to national conversations•Where is the movement? An analysis and discussion•Introduction to other frameworks•Bonner Partner Developmental Framework•Discussion of resources
    3. 3. Reflecting on Last Year•Partner Developmental Model Session•Desire to be more connected to the National Movement and Conversation•
    4. 4. Partner Development•Asked you to think about the levelsof partnership
    5. 5. Intro to National Conversations •AACU Crucible Moment, HIPs •AASCU American Democracy Project Psychosocial Well-being, •BTtoP Assessment Models Research and theoretical •IARSLCE base
    6. 6. Intro to National Conversations Collaboratories, faculty •Imagining development paths, America tenure & promotion Full Participation, institutional transformation, •NERCHE Carnegie Classification, Democratic Engagement •Open Community impact Indicators models using public data, Consortium open source
    7. 7. Where is the movement?http://americandemocracy.illinoisstate.edu/documents/democratic-engagement-white-paper-2_13_09.pdf
    8. 8. A Framework
    9. 9. Discussion•Where in your Bonner Program’s andcampus work is your practiceillustrative of technocraticengagement?•Where in your Bonner Program’s andcampus work is your practiceillustrative of democratic engagement?
    10. 10. Discussion•What do you find useful about this model for your thinking about your work?•How might you expand this model to more accurately capture the range of work on your campus?•How do you believe that the Bonner Network can contribute to this national conversation?
    11. 11. Other Frameworks•Sockett’s Typology of Partnerships (1997)•Ven de Ven’s Engaged Scholarship Diamond Model (2007)•Relationship Continuum (2009)•SOFAR: A Structural Framework for Partnerships in Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (2009)
    12. 12. Sockett’s Typology of Partnerships (1997)•Transactional — fixed task, fixed time•Exchange — trading knowledge and expertise for mutual benefit•Cooperative — planning together and sharing responsibilities•System / Transformative — each partner is transformed and becomes interdependent All are legitimate forms of engagement Each builds upon the other, and some partnerships may include multiple forms.
    13. 13. Ven de Ven’s Engaged ScholarshipDiamond Model (2007)
    14. 14. Relationships Continuum based on article Partnerships in Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, by Bringle, R.G., Clayton, P.H., and Price, M.F. (2009) Transformational Synergistic Integration of goals Working with shared resources Working for common goals Planning and formalized leadership Coordination of activities with each other Communication with each other Unilateral awarenessUnaware of other person
    15. 15. Strategic Partner Model Engaged Established EmergingExploratory
    16. 16. Partner Developmental Model Engaged Democratic Engagement Reciprocal! Ongoing development & evaluation of vision, planning, and capacity building High-impact integration Partners as co-creators of knowledge, co- instructors, co-program developers, etc. Established Co-created strategic vision and plan Multi-year commitments Team with multiple positions Multiple types of engagement (academic, resource, research, etc.) Partners delivering and receiving higher level training Emerging Multi-year agreements and placements Positions at multiple levels Exploration of academic connections Partners involved in some trainingExploratory Technocratic Engagement Short-term & one-year placements
    17. 17. Exploratory Strategic Partnerships•Understand the developmental model•Interest in multi-year commitment•Some regular Bonner placements or academic community engagement project•Have provided necessary documentation•Primary points of contact•Center staff can articulate overlap of goals with program’s work•Training provided by center
    18. 18. Emerging Strategic Partnerships•all of exploratory plus...•A multi-year partnership plan•A team of students with distinct levels•Development of academic community engagement•Agency staff participate in on-campus activities•Training is shared by center and agency
    19. 19. Established Strategic Partnerships•all of emerging plus...•A schedule of ongoing evaluation and revision of the multi-year partnership plan•team with at least three students (Bonners) with clear leadership roles•Center has inventoried academic engagement projects and supported ongoing project involved team and faculty•Agency staff participate in on-campus activities and identifies self as part of center•Training provided by partner for students
    20. 20. Engaged Strategic Partnerships•all of established plus...•Ongoing long-term plan•Annual reporting related to ongoing plan•Bonner team leaders and upper class students play important roles in academic community engagement projects (each sem)•Students assist with program management•Agency point of contact & center staff networking opportunities•At least one high-impact practice
    21. 21. Moving partners through levels...•What specific 2-3 resources do campus programs most want to assist with this?•Resource Brainstorm and Sharing by level
    22. 22. Exploratory Strategic Partnerships•  Conduct some research and information gathering about the community and scout out its non-profit organizations & key leaders (who should we be working with?)•  Assess the community in terms of location and transportation; what is accessible and feasiblefor potential student volunteers•  Assess the community in terms of its needs (issue areas) and assets (individual leaders,community strengths); match those to the resources or roles that student volunteers can provide•  Have open conversations with partner representatives; focus on building the relationship withtrust and by responding to partners’ requests with a good process•  Provide a basic orientation and training to the partners (e.g., what to expect of volunteers,how to manage volunteers)•  Explain what the program is and offer a menu of resources and services•  Explain and attempt to provide with related capacity-building opportunities, such as funds andgrant-seeking•  Identify and track the needs and interests of campus volunteers for the partner (students andfaculty)•  Communicate clear expectations about the partnership, identifying its goals and how successwill be measured•  Capture these understandings in a written way if possible (e.g. partner application, MOU)
    23. 23. Emerging Strategic Partnerships• Listen well and evaluate the relationship and partnership• Re-evaluate the needs and offers of each party (campus and organization)• Review what has been accomplished through the partnership and how it is going• Begin to discuss higher level activities (such as academic connections, more complexplacements)• Move from open conversation to drafting longer-range goals and a sustainability plan•  Connect the partner with other, more mature partners (mentorship, capacity sharing)• Reach out to faculty members and help the organization develop academic connections &projects• Plan and run meetings, detailed planning processes, and an evaluation strategy for thepartnership and its components• Identify what other resources and capacities the organization needs (e.g., types of studentpositions, technology needs)• Identify and link organizations who can help or build each other with each other; help theorganization connect to other college resources as well• Further clarify the expectations and scope of the relationship
    24. 24. Established Strategic Partnerships•  Ensure that there is interest in continuing the relationship and that both parties see it asreciprocal and trusting•  Evaluate the structure and frequency of communication; make sure that there is opencommunication•  Explore what more the campus-community partnership could be doing (e.g., additional typesof positions, academic connections)•  Arrange for and/or provide education and training to the partner about what are the optionsto expand or enhance the partnership (e.g., if the partner is interested in CBR, staff may still needto learn about examples and roles)•  Conduct a more systematic community needs and assets mapping•  Campus representatives need to enhance their commitment to the organization andneighborhood through additional roles (e.g., showing up at meetings, participating on boards,providing funds)•  Forge organization and campus buy-in to a common vision and set of goals for the partnership•  Create written agreements (e.g., memorandum of understanding, annual strategic plan) for thepartnership•  Re-evaluate and adjust individual positions and placements so that they contribute to thislonger-range plan and capacity of the organization and its programs•  Identify and/or train more capable/higher-level student volunteers or others to help take onthese expanding roles
    25. 25. Engaged Strategic Partnerships•  Realistically assess progress on mutual agreements (e.g., how is the service going, how is academicproject going)•  At this point, both campus and partner should understand there is more forgiveness for trial anderror (e.g., a volunteer who might not work out, a faculty project that doesn’t go according to plan)•  Help provide or link the organization with adequate funding and resources to carry out the plansand projects delineated in the partnership•  Makes sure that the organization can engage and support a student leader to take on morecomplex work and capacity-building projects•  Support and provide opportunities for partner representatives to serve as co-educators (at the siteand on campus, for example in meetings and courses)•  Ensure that the organization’s emerging volunteer needs and ability to engage volunteers atmultiple levels are being met, for instance by establishing a team and site coordinator•  Provide additional staffing support (e.g, a connection to an experienced student leader or VISTA)to the site’s enhanced volunteer engagement•  Seek out, explain, and support additional dimensions to work, such as research and policy researchprojects•  Provide education and information to the partner to participate in these research projects•  Help the site initiate new programs or changes in existing programs, as a result of the expandedcapacity.
    26. 26. Moving partners through levels... •What specific 2-3 resources do campus programs most want to assist with this? •Resource brainstorm and sharing by level
    27. 27. Linking High-Impact Practices with High-Impact PartnershipsFourth Year Capstone Placement Capstone / ResearchThird Year International Service Global Learning Internships Undergraduate ResearchSecond Year Core Curriculum/ Sophomore Exchange Service Learning HIP Summer Learning CommunityFirst Year Trip First Year Seminar Cohort meetings First Year Seminar/ Learning Community
    28. 28. High-Impact Focus•Team-based model for institutional change•Three year program and summer institutes•Linking high-impact community engagement & learning across curriculum•National learning community
    29. 29. Next Steps•Presidential commitment•Winter planning retreat•Summer institute (June 26-30)•Campus-based strategic planning and implementation• For more information: contact Ariane Hoy (ahoy@bonner.org), Robert Hackett (rhackett@bonner.org) or Mathew Johnson mjohnson@siena.edu)

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