An Approach to Community-University Partnerships

An Approach to Community-University Partnerships: Discoveries on the Road to America’s Promise by Nancie Biver

This paper is a journey that explores the complexity and optimism of community/higher education partnerships to support youth. It provides an analysis of the dynamics and history of power and racism. It raises critical questions regarding the role and approach of higher education and America’s Promise, the national alliance for youth. Ultimately, it offers an opportunity to view our communities differently and engage in a process that provides the potential for authentic democratic solution generating, inclusive of the grassroots voice.

The paper includes a discussion of Open Space Technology and it’s application in the above contexts.

edit to fix link, unfortunately, it’s only a library entry, not the full paper


Thanks, Ashley. I cannot find the full paper online anymore, but have changed the post to point to a library instead.

Hey Ted,

The link to the paper doesn’t work.