What Are College Partnerships?
College Partnerships are working relationships between the staff of the Center for Development of Human Services,
a program of the Research Foundation for SUNY at Buffalo State,
and the faculty and professional staff of State University of New York (SUNY) institutions of higher learning,
including Buffalo State and the
University at Buffalo (UB).
The Center for Development of Human Services receives federal funding through training and administrative services agreements with the
New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and
Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA),
as well as the Erie County Department of Social Services (ECDSS).
However, in order to use those cost-sharing funds, contributions of time must be donated from faculty and staff of SUNY.
The time and effort that these faculty and professional staff contribute through their College Partnership projects and
their research serve as in-kind donations to help meet that cost-sharing requirement.
What Types of Programs Do Partners Develop?
The Center’s College Partnership Development staff work with faculty and professional staff to enhance products developed by the Center for its sponsors.
What Types of Partnerships Exist?
Several kinds of partnerships exist and, depending on specific research and scholarship interests, faculty and staff can participate at one of five
How Can I Apply?
Faculty and staff can learn about possible College Partnerships currently available in various areas of the Center’s work in the
Request for Proposals and Compendium of Abstracts.
About Our College Partnership Development Staff
Located in Bacon Hall on the Buffalo State campus, the Center’s College Partnership Development office staff fulfill the following primary functions:
- Maintaining liaison with the academic community and coordinating the research activities that enhance the work of Center for Development of Human Services
trainers and staff
- Preparing the Center’s annual Request for Proposals and Compendium of Abstracts,
which enables college faculty and staff to learn about opportunities to make contributions to
the work of the Center, which can be translated into deliverables for sponsor agencies with which the Center has training and administrative services agreements
- Overseeing the degree programs offered to the Erie County Department of Social Services
as part of its Employee Education Program (ECDSS-EEP)
For more information, contact Gail Daniels, Director of College Partnership Development, at (716) 878-4853 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org - Link to an email address.