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Toward an Analytical Framework for Assessing Power Dynamics in University-Community Partnerships

Abstract In a contemporary socioeconomic context that pushes universities toward a more neoliberal agenda, some are answering a call to reinvest in the public purpose of higher education. Their strategies increasingly integrate teaching, research, and service through university-community partnerships. Within this movement, several initiatives aim to support a qualitative transformational shift toward a more egalitarian paradigm of collaboration. However, the literature and knowledge-building around these aims is largely insular to higher education and may be insufficient for the task. Thus, this study situates these aspirations in the community development literature and theories of power to better conceptualize and operationalize what is meant by r... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Tchida, Celina Vashti (Author) / Knopf, Richard C (Advisor) / Buzinde, Christine N (Committee member) / Feeney, Mary K (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Higher education / Social psychology / Ethics / Assessment and Evaluation / Community Development and Engagement / Higher Education / Power Dynamics / Qualitative Content Analysis / University-Community Partnerships
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 124 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Community Resources and Development 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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