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As presidents of colleges and universities, both private and public, large and small, two-year and four-year, we challenge higher education to re-examine its public purposes and its commitments to the democratic ideal. We also challenge higher education to become engaged, through actions and...

Other article Campus Compact, Elizabeth Hollander, Thomas Ehrlich Engaged Campus

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Webinar Campus Compact of the Mountain West Access & Success, Community Partnerships, Engaged Campus, Workforce & Economic Development

"At A Glance" summarizes the findings of service-learning research in higher education over the past few years and includes an annotated bibliography. It is designed to provide a quick overview of where we are in the field today and a map to the literature. 

Literature Review Charlene J. Gray, Christine M. Stenson, Dwight E. Giles, Jr., Janet S. Eyler Service Learning

The Self-Assessment Rubric for the Institutionalization of Service-Learning in Higher Education is designed to assist members of the higher education community in gauging the progress of their campus’s service-learning institutionalization efforts.

Toolkit Andrew Furco Institutionalization, Service Learning

A new form of scholarship, the scholarship of engagement, is emerging as a distinct set of practices within the general movement toward civic renewal in American higher education. This essay defines the core aspects of the scholarship of engagement and creates a taxonomy of five forms of...

Other article Derek Barker Engaged Scholarship

The Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions was convened by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health in October 2003, with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to provide national leadership for creating a more supportive culture and reward system for...

Other article Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Engaged Scholarship, Tenure & Promotion
01/1/2006 Toolkit Barbara A. Holland Engaged Scholarship, Engaged Campus, Institutionalization

On February 22, 23, and 24, 2006, leaders of 28 national organizations gathered at the grounds of the Wingspread Conference facilities in Racine, Wisconsin. These leaders represent organizations and university programs whose efforts focus on enhancing and supporting partnerships between U.S...

Other article David J. Weerts, Lorilee R. Sandmann Collective Impact, Community Partnerships, Engaged Campus

Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Service-learning is a structured learning experience that combines...

Toolkit Kara Conners, Sarena D. Seifer Community Partnerships, Engaged Campus, Institutionalization, Service Learning

Concern about college access and success in the United States is growing, with reason...Earning a bachelor's degree by age 24 is not the only measure of student success; almost half of all U.S. undergraduates attend two-year colleges, and a more accurate picture would require data that...

Literature Review Campus Compact Access & Success, Engaged Campus

Publicly engaged academic work is taking hold in American colleges and universities, part of a larger trend toward civic professionalism in many spheres. But tenure and promotion policies lag behind public scholarly and creative work and discourage faculty from doing it. Disturbingly, our...

Other article Julie Ellison, Timothy K. Eatman Engaged Scholarship, Engaged Campus, Institutionalization, Tenure & Promotion

First, the collective work of citizens is essential to any hope of significant, sustained transformation of urban America. Second, institutions can be powerful enablers of such citizen leadership or they can seriously impede it. Third, the determining factor governing which role institutions...

Other article Byron P. White Community Partnerships

The potential contribution of co-curricular service-learning to develop engaged citizens is relatively unexplored. Much of the available research on college-level service-learning has studied the effect of service-learning in single courses on a variety of student outcome measures and there...

Research Cheryl Keen, Kelly Hall Assessment & Evaluation, Co-curricular Programs

Applied learning pedagogies—including service-learning, internships/practica, study abroad, and undergraduate research—have in common both the potential for significant student learning and the challenges of facilitating and assessing that learning, often in non-...

Journal article Patti H. Clayton, Sarah L. Ash Critical Reflection, Engaged Scholarship

Creating Community-Engaged Departments (hereafter referred to as the Rubric) is designed to assess the capacity of a higher education academic department for community engagement and to help its members identify various opportunities for engagement. This self-assessment builds upon existing and/...

Toolkit Kevin Kecskes Assessment & Evaluation, Engaged Campus, Institutionalization



“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
----Viktor Frankl

From the podium situated at the front of the room to the tables set up in uniform rows to the individuals sitting in identical chairs, speckled throughout, this classroom could be any college classroom across the country.  The stories that emanated from this little, plain room...