• Overcoming the Challenges of Partnership Development

  • St. John’s University faculty and administrators discuss various challenges related to building a successful clinical partnership program and strategies to overcome them. Administrators work to facilitate faculty engagement in partner schools by allowing flexible schedules, clustering interns in fewer locations, and valuing field work across the institution. Faculty in the schools build trust by collaborating to address teachers’ needs, valuing teachers’ expertise, and even dressing like them (tip: try a sweater rather than a suit).