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 partnership levels.

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 Institute for Community Health Promotion (ICHP) Collaborative Research Initiative (CRI) Faculty and Staff Recruitment Book (FSRB).

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:

For more information, contact Gail Daniels, Director of College Partnership Development, at (716) 878-4853 or email .