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The Kettering Foundation is pleased to publish Scott London’s stories of a group of unique centers for public life. This report should be of use to citizens who want a stronger hand in shaping their future and to academic institutions that want to strengthen citizens’...

Other article Scott London Community Partnerships

Knowing that civic engagement takes the work of many to fully actualize its potential and that it can be overwhelming to know where to start in the process, below are five essential areas in which higher education leaders can use their influence to create a culture of engagement that will...

Toolkit Christine M. Cress Access & Success, Community Partnerships, Engaged Campus, Institutionalization

This guide is a resource for state Campus Compacts or member campuses wishing to embark on a journey of supporting community engaged faculty in the rewards process. It includes resources for creating and implementing campus plans to change faculty rewards processes and policies and to...

Toolkit Cathy Burack Engaged Scholarship, Tenure & Promotion

Retention of college students is a priority of all colleges and universities. This research investigated whether or not student enrollment in a service-learning course in the fall semester of college was related to (a) intentions to stay on that campus, based on self-...

Journal article Julie A. Hatcher, Richard N. Muthiah, Robert G. Bringle Access & Success

This report is the product of the 3-year project on the part of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine Campus Compacts to involve units on their campuses in the “Engaged Department Initiative”. Funded by the Davis Family Foundation, this project included 19 academic units that attended Engaged...

Research Carrie Williams Howe Engaged Campus, Institutionalization

The current study examined whether a community-engaged class in undergraduate psychology research methods was able to educate students about violence against women without sacrificing acquisition of research methods knowledge. We compared student outcomes in a traditional research methods...

Research A. Taylor Newton, Anne P. DePrince, Sarah J. Priebe Community-engaged Research

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

College completion and college success often lag behind college attendance. One theory as to why students do not succeed in college is that they lack key information about how to be successful or fail to act on the information they have. We present evidence from a randomized experiment which...

Research Eric P. Bettinger, Rachel Baker Access & Success

A prevailing notion among higher education leaders is that public relations and marketing efforts must be intensified to boost legislative support for colleges and universities. However, this view fails to consider whether the academy might increase its standing among legislators and the...

Other article David J. Weerts Collective Impact, Community Partnerships

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

With this report we call on the higher education community and all its stakeholders to embrace civic learning and democratic engagement as an undisputed educational priority for all of higher education, public and private, two--‐year and four--‐year. That will require constructing...

Other article The Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement National Task Force Civic Engagement, Engaged Campus

Two- and four-year higher education institutions across the nation, as well as K-12 schools, are intentionally linking dimensions of civic engagement with learning to educate students for civic life. The benefits of this approach are well understood. Connecting the institutional mission and...

Journal article Dwight E. Giles, Jr., Julie Elkins, Margaret Carnes Stevens, Cathy Burack, Christine M. Cress Access & Success, Institutionalization
01/1/2012 was launched in November 2009 as an online mechanism for peer reviewing and disseminating products of community-engaged scholarship in forms other than journal articles. One year after its launch, the authors conducted an online survey of contributing authors...

Journal article Catherine Jordan, Katherine Ryan, Sarena D. Seifer, Sherril Gelmon Engaged Scholarship, Tenure & Promotion

Tulane University’s unique situation after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005 led to a reinvention of the university with a focus for students and faculty on community engagement. This article tells the story of the formation of Tulane’s Center for Public Service, and its...

Journal article Ana M. Lopez, Barbara E. Moely, Vincent Ilustre Engaged Scholarship, Assessment & Evaluation, Engaged Campus

A Praxis Brief highlights the intersection between Campus Compact’s mission and A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future (National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement, 2012). The latter report, produced by the Association of American Colleges and...

Other article Campus Compact, Char Gray Civic Engagement, Engaged Campus



“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...