Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement
A challenge most community-university partnerships will face after having established themselves is how to maintain continuity in the face of change. The problems besetting communities continually shift as new issues bubble up. Similarly, the goals of the university partners often fluctuate. And the partners themselves shift: people working in non-government organizations often move in and out of positions and university partners may change with tenure or shifts in university priorities. In light of all of this flux, can stable community-university partnerships be built and, if so, how?
Silka, Linda; Forrant, Robert; Bond, Brenda; Coffey, Patricia; Toof, Robin; Toomey, Dan; Turcotte, David; and West, Cheryl, "Community-University Partnerships: Achieving continuity in the face of change" (2008). Partnerships/Community. 43.