Checking in with partners:
- Take time to check in with partners, not just in the immediate term, but on an ongoing basis (unless they ask for some space)
- Ask partners about what they need and what their capacity is to participate in projects (don’t assume)
- Ask partners how much they would like to engage, and how they would prefer to communicate during this time (over online platforms, email, phone)
Project and partnership practices and protocols:
- Shift timelines for projects if necessary
- Consider how others may take on tasks and responsibilities in projects if community partners are unavailable
- Make sure everyone is aware of changes to projects (e.g. deadlines)
- Consider issues of risk and confidentiality for partners related to COVID-19 and virtual communication
- Contact funders to see if application deadlines or offerings have changed
- Support meaningful connections in online environments (e.g. build in time for informal socializing)
McMaster University, The Socrates Project. WEBINAR, May 20: Research ethics in the time of COVID-19.
Articles, reports, blogs, etc.:
Campus Compact. Coronavirus and the engaged campus.
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. Communities in partnership: Ensuring equity in the time of COVID-19. Webinar Session 1 recording: Facts and lessons learned from recent disasters.
National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement. Online engagement: A guide to creating and running virtual meetings and events.
Portland State University, Lifting Bridges. CEL remote in a pinch with your partner.
Portland State University, Lifting Bridges. Community engaged learning in times of social distancing, isolation and quarantine.
Rewa, J., & Hunter, D. E-book: Leading Groups Online.