Curtin Community Leaders' Forum

  • Ian Fairnie Curtin University of Technology
Keywords: Higher Education, Community Involvement, Educational Partnerships


A challenge to university involvement in community is the need to hear community voices and build partnerships. Faculty, staff, and students also participate. Curtin University of Technology uses invitational forums to involve community leaders in facilitated discussions about the future directions and opportunities for the region and for the University. After the first two forum discussions, the community participants report they are ready to be involved in a specific university-community partnership project.