Establishing Partnerships for Effective Academic Programs

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Joanna L. Morrissey
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As undergraduate students prepare to enter the workforce and become engaged members in their communities, it is necessary for universities to provide students with opportunities and resources to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to be successful in their professional, personal, and social pursuits. Experiential learning is one approach that may be used to facilitate and strengthen the learning process for undergraduate students. Grounded in experiential learning, Kinesiology-specific service learning and internship programs can help students develop the skillset needed to be successful in their major and future careers. To best facilitate students’ learning, it is imperative that such academic programs build collaborative, sustainable and genuine campus-community partnerships. This paper presents a series of practical and successful partnership-building strategies from three unique institutions.

Morrissey and Leininger are with the Kinesiology Department, California State University, Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA. Beckett is with the Professional Master of Science in Athletic Training Program, Marshall University, Huntington, WV. Sherman is with the Department of Movement Science, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.

Address author correspondence to Joanna L. Morrissey at jmorrissey@csumb.edu.
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