Faculty Center to host luncheon on building effective partnerships

Building and Funding Effective Partnerships Within and Beyond Your University


Join Kirk Vandersall, Managing Director of Arroyo Research Services, to discuss strong, ongoing partnerships among universities, community organizations, education systems and agencies, and businesses that leverage external funding and internal resources. Based on lessons learned from engagements with Cal State Fullerton, the University of Vermont, the University of Virginia, Northeastern University and others, come explore how universities collaborated with one another and their communities to advance their mission.

Kirk Vandersall, Managing Director of Arroyo Research Services, is a national education evaluation and program development consultant whose work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, Sandler Family Foundation, Apple Federal Credit Union Foundation, and the state education agencies of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Florida, Virginia and others. Vandersall has expertise in STEM, professional learning and migrant education programs, and regularly conducts strategic planning for universities, state education agencies, and funders. Examples of his work with Arroyo Research Services include evaluation of the national Migrant Education Program for the U.S. Department of Education in collaboration with SRI International and Policy Studies Associates, an NIH project designed to develop cross-disciplinary big data skills among undergraduates at California State University Fullerton(CSUF), the NSF-funded Advancing Teachers of Mathematics to Advance Learning for All (ATMALA), a partnership among CSUF, Anaheim Union High School District and 5 additional K12 school districts, Advancing Student Success by Utilizing Relevant Social-cultural and Academic Experiences for Undergraduate Engineering and Computer Science Students (NSF), evaluation of university-community college partnerships, and evaluation work on behalf of ChickTech.org which promotes information technology careers and related skills among high school girls throughout the United States, and TechGirlz, which provides CS and coding experiences to middle school girls.

This is a luncheon presentation and discussion. For catering purposes, please RSVP by emailing Kathy.Meeker@oneonta.edu