Community-University Partnerships & Service Learning
How can the CUPS office Help Community Partners?
- CUPS Support for your Work (Partnership Services):
- Training and Professional Development
- Other ways to work with UVM
If you are looking for individual or group, short-term or long-term assistance on a project at your organization, you may speak with a member of our staff about groups, programs, or courses that may be potential matches for the needs of your agency.
You may also tell us about this project using our Community Partner Interest Form.
Since the CUPS Office works primarilly with academically-related partnerships, we will likely work with you through either service-learning or community-based research:
One of the ways in which we might support you is matching you with a service-learning course - a course that includes a community-based project as a means through which learning is enhanced. Members of the CUPS staff are available to help community partners learn about Service-Learning pedagogy and philosophy. It may also be helpful to look through our Community Partner Guide to Service-Learning.
If your need is research-based, the CUPS Office can help you find a faculty member or student who might partner with you to complete a research or evaluation project. The CUPS office provides training and support for faculty, staff, students and community members who would like to participate in community-based research projects.
***Stay tuned for information on a summer 2012 workshop specifically for community partners.***
The CUPS office hosts workshops and trainings which may be of interest to community partners. Visit our Events and Trainings page for more information.
The CUPS office can help you to figure out whether your project is best met by our office or by another service-related office on campus. The CUPS office has worked with a campus-wide committee to create a map of service and community-related activities on campus. Viewing the Community Engagement site for UVM may help you determine which offices to pursue to initiate your project (for example, would an internship posting be a better route? or a volunteer opportunity listing?).
Last modified May 17 2012 09:11 AM