Faculty and Staff Welcome at Presentation on Socially Innovative Partnerships

It’s Friday, April 8, 2011 when three GRCC faculty members, a librarian, a journalist, and you walk into the Center for Teaching Excellence, 316 Main Building. The first faculty member gives a dazzling Prezi explanation on Socially Innovative Partnerships. The other two faculty chime in with a little practice for the non-zero sum theory.The librarian and the journalist say, “it’s great to be in this conversation” and add the community needs perspectives. After hearing all of this, you realize that socially innovative partnerships only make sense when you add…

What will you add?

Please join GRCC Faculty members Jessalyn Richter, Maryann Lesert, and Mursalata Muhammad along with Denise Cheng, Citizen Journalist, and Sarah McCarville, Grand Rapids Public Library Youth Services Librarian, a presentation/discussion this Friday, April 8, 2011.

Reciprocity: The Non-Zero Sum protocol for Socially Innovative Partnerships
Friday, April 8 from 10 – 11:30 a. m.
316 Main Building
Open to GRCC Faculty and Staff

This session’s presentation grows out of ideas from the following engaged theoretical teaching models: the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Bringing Theory to Practice (BToP), and Public Scholarship. Participants will be introduced to a few practitioner-scholars’ approaches to using reciprocity to create socially innovative partnerships. Community engagement requires innovative partnering. We can’t do much to address the variety of social needs when partnerships fail to deliver results for all of its key stakeholders. If a partnership only provides results for some of the key stakeholders, it is not a true partnership. Such a situation works from a zero-sum perspective and only masquerades as a partnership. Successful partnerships are socially innovative and strive to provide results for all key stake holders. Socially innovative partnerships work from non-zero sum paradigms.

Register here.

For information or registration assistance, contact The Center for Teaching Excellence 234-2278 teachexcellence@grcc.edu

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s