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Innovative Community Academic Partnership (iCAP)

The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work is rich in diversity and experience amongst its faculty members and student body.  One major goal of iCAP is to strengthen  collaborative partnerships with community agencies via sharing of information to help improve the lives of children and families.  These educational experiences will include Brown Bag luncheons, seminars, workshops, and colloquia.

Brown Bags

Brown Bag luncheons are held at least once a regular fall or spring semester for iCAP stakeholders, typically involving a panel of experts responding to pre-stated questions or delivering brief presentations prior to an open dialogue period.  Topics for Brown Bags are based on feedback from community partners as well as relevant faculty and their research projects and publications.


Seminars are considered structured learning experiences designed for faculty members and community partners with clearly articulated learning objectives and outcomes.


Annual workshops are aimed at increasing the quality of proposals and will feature successful (model) proposals, discussions on how to prepare a successful proposal (elements and steps).  Consultations will be available for individual projects/proposers following the workshop.


Colloquia, or theme-based events, are held usually once a year with the aim of fostering stable communities for vulnerable families by providing a keynote speaker on timely issues, panels of experts, and research presentations by UTA faculty and students.