Building a Comprehensive Agency-University Partnership


University-community partnerships are receiving increased attention in an era of rapid change and fragmented resources. This case study of a multi-county consortium of social service agencies in collaboration with four graduate social work programs and two foundations represents an innovative approach to building a partnership through the use of a consortium as a mediating structure. With a focus on training, research, policy development, and a think tank, specific implications for developing agency-university partnership are identified. The case is embedded in the expanding literature on university-community collaboration.

Austin, M.J.
Martin, M.
Carnochan, S.
Goldberg, S.
Berrick, J.D.
Weiss, B.
Kelley, J.
Publication date: 
October 11, 2008
Publication type: 
Journal Article