Pedagogical Partnerships

A How-To Guide for Faculty, Students, and Academic Developers in Higher Education

Cover art for Pedagogical Partnershipsby Alison Cook-Sather, Melanie Bahti, and Anita Ntem

Pedagogical Partnerships and its accompanying resources provide step-by-step guidance to support the conceptualization, development, launch, and sustainability of pedagogical partnership programs in the classroom and curriculum. This definitive guide is written for faculty, students, and academic developers who are looking to use pedagogical partnerships to increase engaged learning, create more equitable and inclusive educational experiences, and reframe the traditionally hierarchical structure of teacher-student relationships.

Filled with practical advice, Pedagogical Partnerships provides extensive materials so that readers don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but rather can adapt time-tested strategies and techniques to their own unique contexts and goals.

“We see this book not only as a valuable window into the day-to-day functioning and processes of one highly successful partnership program, but also as a call to develop a wide range of partnership practices that respond to and work within diverse institutional and cultural contexts.”
–Beth Marquis, Mick Healey, and Kelly E. Matthews


Open access PDF
ISBN: 978-1-951414-00-9
December 2019
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ISBN: 978-1-951414-01-6
December 2019






Table of Contents

Foreword (Jessie L. Moore and Peter Felten)


Chapter 1: Why might you develop a pedagogical partnership program and what might get in the way?

Chapter 2: How do you know what kind of partnership program is right for your context, and why might faculty and students want to participate?

Chapter 3: How can you situate and structure the program, how do you get started, and how might you plan for sustainability?

Chapter 4: What are the shared responsibilities of facilitating pedagogical partnerships?

Chapter 5: What approaches might program directors take to plan for and support pedagogical partnerships?

Chapter 6: What approaches can student and faculty partners use in classroom-focused partnerships?

Chapter 7: What approaches can student and faculty partners take to curriculum-focused partnerships?

Chapter 8: How might you manage the challenges of partnership?

Chapter 9: How might you assess pedagogical partnership work?


Afterword (Beth Marquis, Mick Healey, Kelly E. Matthews)