We believe that universities are vital members of their communities. We work with university leadership, professors, community leaders and students to design programs that are responsive to student and faculty educational aspirations and community needs. Our successes have included a small business legal clinic serving low income women, minority and immigrant businesses, and human rights clinics providing legal services to marginalized populations. We provide technical assistance to university leadership and professors to successfully build new skills-based programs and re-design existing ones. Some of our services include:
- Perform 360 reviews of skills-based programs, including budget, staffing, student/faculty ratio, program assessment benchmarks and outcomes, teaching and learning assessments and curriculum plans
- Assess current and future learning outcome goals benchmarked against best practices, and provide technical assistance to faculty to develop curriculum, integrate into the classroom skills-based methods and assessment tools, and assess teaching methodologies and learning outcomes
- Conduct community needs assessments for proposed and current programs, including focus groups, interviews, and data review, and develop programmatic recommendations
- Conduct trainings of trainers for faculty and students to build capacity for interactive teaching and curriculum development
- Facilitate partnerships with other university departments, businesses, NGOs, community groups and government officials to build effective community engagement.