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01/1/2012

Preparing students to be passionate about and engage in policy work can be a challenge for social work educators. Previous research supports that service-learning can increase positive attitudes and participation in macro practice. This manuscript presents a policy course that was taught...

Journal article Sarah Twill, Tarin Mink Service Learning
10/1/2012

Higher education is in the midst of a sea change. As David Scobey writes in the recently published volume, 'We all know or sense that the academy today is in the throes of transformation. The knowledge, skills, and values in which students should be educated; the intellectual landscape of...

Journal article Ariane Hoy Service Learning
02/20/2011

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

Journal article John Kania, Mark Kramer Collective Impact
01/1/2012

In North Carolina, health disparities for the emergent Latino population are well documented. Between 2005 and 2009, a community-university engagement model with Latino leaders and university faculty and students in rural eastern North Carolina worked to address solutions to health...

Journal article Chris McQuiston, Kim Larson Community Partnerships
08/1/2013

Despite serious weaknesses in the political culture of the United States today, three promising developments are evident: a renaissance of political theory, reforms of colleges and universities that connect them better to their surrounding communities, and widespread civic innovation outside...

Journal article Peter Levine Community Partnerships, Engaged Campus
07/29/2015

This study examines an Introduction to Gerontology course at the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University for undergraduate students that integrates experiential and collaborative learning experiences as part of a general course requirement. ...

Journal article A. Nancy Mendoza, Amy Ramsey, Joyce Weil Assessment & Evaluation, Service Learning
10/1/2012

There is an aspect to learning that too often goes unmentioned in pressing conversations about why learning matters. It is within every "a-ha" moment, becoming visible on a student’s face when he or she "gets it" and learning becomes real. What we often forget in necessary conversations...

Journal article Ashley Finley Service Learning
08/18/2011

Student philanthropy is a teaching strategy that “provides students with the opportunity to study social problems and nonprofit organizations, and then make decisions about investing funds in them.” This epresents the first study of student philanthropy in the...

Journal article Danielle McDonald, Julie Cencula Olberding Philanthropy
01/1/2012

The profiles of American communities are among the most dynamic in recent history. This qualitative study examines collaboration between an urban community and The University of Utah. The Communities Together Advocacy Project illustrates parents’ perspectives on the effectiveness of an...

Journal article Leticia Alvarez Gutierrez, Mary D. Burbank, Rosemarie Hunter Community Partnerships, Community-engaged Research
08/1/2013

Colleges and universities in the 21st  century will thrive through extensive collaborations with other higher education institutions and with communities with which they have special affinities. These relationships will create an educational environment that promotes deeper learning and ...

Journal article Judith A. Ramaley Civic Engagement, Community Partnerships, Engaged Campus
01/1/2012

This essay describes how a group of colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania have engaged in sustained efforts over a two-decade period to integrate a commitment to the public good into the fabric of institutional life.

Journal article Ira Harkavy, Matt Hartley Institutionalization
03/4/2016 Journal article Veronica House Critical Reflection, Service Learning
08/1/2013

Research has identified a variety of reasons community organizations choose to collaborate with universities. This study applies Bandura’s (1997) model of motivation to investigate the motivations for, benefits of, and challenges inherent in university collaboration for 15 community...

Journal article Alexa N. Darby, Frances Ward-Johnson, Gabrielle Newman, Margot Haglund, Tammy Cobb Community Partnerships, Service Learning
01/1/2012

This article describes how public engagement was incorporated into a research university’s current Academic Plan, how the public engagement metrics were selected and adopted, and how those processes led to subsequent strategic planning. Some recognition of the importance of civic engagement...

Journal article Preston A. Britner Assessment & Evaluation, Institutionalization
02/1/2012

This essay is an excerpt from a keynote speech delivered by Benjamin Barber at the 2nd Annual Summer Research Institute on the “Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education.” The speech focuses on six conditions that will impact community service-learning and voluntarism efforts in the...

Journal article Benjamin R. Barber Civic Engagement, Volunteerism, Service, and Philanthropy

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SPOTLIGHT ON ENGAGEMENT

“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...