Quality partnerships: The community stakeholders' view
—Balance the partnership objectives of both parties
—Ensure an unexploitative partnership
—Share power and control in the partnership
—Maintain and monitor the partnership.
This article provides a brief overview of the national and regional context to university-community engagement and considers what it means to partner with communities facing urgent and pressing needs. It then looks in detail at what the study revealed about community members’ understanding of quality partnerships with a Higher Education Institution, and provides some thoughts on how to facilitate a quality partnership in a similar context.
Key words: Community, stakeholders, quality partnership
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