Partnerships What are they? How do we assess them? How do we model them?
What is a partnership? A voluntary arrangement between organizations, anchored by agreements, to promote the exchange, sharing, or co-development of products or programs designed to stimulate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Spillover Outcomes that partners accrue through participation in the partnership which are not articulated as part of the original program objectives. Spillover Diagram
How to model a partnership over time? We want to: Formalize the gut feeling that we have about the partnership growing and changing over time Quantify different aspects of the partnership Compare our partnerships with the different high schools
Social Networks Using graph theory to analyze the density and connectedness of our partnerships; and how these features change over time.
Figure 1Screen Shot of UCINET 6 Social Network Analysis Software NetDraw: Graph Visualization Software. Harvard: Analytic Technologies. Borgatti, S.P Ucinet for Windows: Software for Social Network Analysis. Harvard, MA: Analytic Technologies. Borgatti, S.P., Everett, M.G. and Freeman, L.C
Two types of networks here: People to people People to activities
Critical Features of a Successful Partnership Mutual Benefits Alignment with strategic institutional goals These are necessary for institutionalization!
Contact Information Donna Llewellyn (PI) Marion Usselman (co-PI)