At the UW College of Education, our graduate students work closely with nationally-recognized faculty to address the most pressing challenges facing schools, communities and students. Our Community Partner Fellows program fosters and grows research+practice+community partnerships while scaffolding the growth of a new generation of educational leaders.
Fellows may bring skills such as:
- Perform landscape analyses: what type of academic or other literature exists that might guide a newly devised initiative?
- Conduct statistical analyses: how can we make sense of the data we’ve gathered on our various programs?
- Conduct oral interviews and observations: how are the constituents we serve experiencing our services?
- Environmental scans: what are other programs like ours doing currently? How do we compare?
- Engage in the co-design and study of educational initiatives and programs.
Facts to know
- Fellows can work up to 20 hours per week
- Fellows will be mentored throughout their two-year experience by faculty advisers and other appropriate faculty
- Community partners will interview and select from a pool of potential fellows
- Students will develop a variety of methodological skills during their first two years of study to support various community partner needs
- The College will facilitate ongoing evaluation of the health of the partnership