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This preconference session will take participants through the “must haves” and “Don’t Do’s” of community partners and collaborations. This session will provide participants with the key characteristics of high performance community collaborations. Topics include: Key characteristics in high-performance partnerships; Coordinating community needs to the academic curricula; Identifying and meeting real community needs; Providing properly structured refl ection time; Genuine community reciprocity; Diversity: breaking stereotypes for partners and students; Proper prior planning; Meaningful service; Issue orientation for students; Community partner voice; Collaboration options; Nurturing partnerships and collaborations; The importance of communication; and Assessing and evaluating collaborations. There will be several activities to help participants identify their partnership needs, identify best practices and form a plan for their partnerships.
Kirtland Community College