Building Connections: Mission, Community Partnerships, and Collaborations

Ruth G. McRoy, Jerry P. Flanzer and Joan Levy Zlotnik

in Building Research Culture and Infrastructure

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195399646
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932757 | DOI:

Series: Building Social Work Research Capacity

Building Connections: Mission, Community Partnerships, and Collaborations

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This chapter provides very specific strategies and approaches departments and schools of social work can use make connections to facilitate and enhance interdisciplinary research collaborations across the university, between the university and the local community as well as nationally and internationally. Specific examples are given to illustrate roles students and faculty can play in these collaborations and how schools and departments of social work can serve as external evaluators for public and private agency grants and projects as well as partner to develop funding applications for federal, foundation, state and local grants. Examples are given of how formalized agreements can be used to strengthen and university/agency partnerships.

Keywords: collaborations; research partnerships; community involvement; memorandum of understanding; joint funding; school as generator; sustaining ongoing relationships

Chapter.  6580 words. 

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