Making Agreements with Community Partners

Whenever possible, it is good to develop a written "Partnership Agreement" between an academic course and a community organization, spelling out expectations on each side for the partnership during the semester. Try to articualte the expected scope of work that will be completed by the class, give some target dates and indicate the specific help and resources that staff in the partnering organization will provide.

Often, mid-course corrections are necessary in such partnerships, which may require a written addendum to the initial Partnership Agreement.

Examples of Partnership Agreements:

  • Between Anth159a (Dr. Auslander's Museums and Public Memory) and the West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Committee: Download example in PDF.