Community Partnerships, Higher Education

  • David J. Maurrasse
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_360-1

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Definition

Collective community ownership and responsibility that is built through collaborations among key stakeholder groups.

Universities as Anchor Institutions: US Case Study

Globally, institutions of higher education are increasingly becoming more engaged and active participants in revitalizing their respective communities. The Talloires Network is an international coalition of 250 university members in 62 countries – representing a total of six million students (Holden 2012). The secretariat for the Talloires Network is based at Tufts University in the United States, a country where trends continue to show a rise of involvement among these institutions in strengthening local communities. The dynamics that have given rise to deepening the local engagement of universities are universal. An understanding of how institutions...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Columbia School of International and Public AffairsNew YorkUSA