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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
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
01/1/2012

The authors utilized interviews, competency surveys, and document review to evaluate the effectiveness of a one-year, cohort-based faculty development pilot program, grounded in diffusion of innovations theory, and aimed at increasing competencies in community engagement and community-...

Journal article Catherine Jordan, Gail Dubrow, Nancy Cook, Rhonda Jones-Webb, Tai J. Mendenhall, William J. Doherty Community-engaged Research, Tenure & Promotion
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
01/1/2012

CES4Health.info 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 CES4Health.info contributing authors...

Journal article Catherine Jordan, Katherine Ryan, Sarena D. Seifer, Sherril Gelmon Engaged Scholarship, Tenure & Promotion
01/1/2012

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
01/1/2012

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
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
02/1/2012

The Community Based Learning (CBL) Certificate and the Civic Honors Program provide unique opportunities for students to receive college credit for their civic participation. The authors describe these programs and the historical and administrative changes at the University of Wisconsin-...

Journal article Debra Karp, Helen Rosenberg Engaged Scholarship, Institutionalization, Service Learning
02/1/2012

This article articulates a model for the “engaged campus” through academic programs focused on community engagement, broadly construed. Such academic programs—usually coalesced in certificate programs, minors, and majors—provide a complementary vision for the deep institutionalization of...

Journal article Dan W. Butin Engaged Campus, Institutionalization
02/24/2012 Toolkit Higher Learning Commission Institutionalization
09/1/2012

Certain educational activities, such as learning communities, undergraduate research, study abroad, and service learning, have been identified as high-impact practices (HIPs) because they engage students in active learning that elevates their performance on desired outcomes (NSSE 2007; Kuh...

Journal article Jillian Kinzie Access & Success
10/1/2012

When making higher education investment choices in today’s tough economy, students and campus executives alike struggle to balance degree and job goals with broader community improvement needs (DeGioia 2011). Bridging these seemingly competitive and contradictory educational and economic...

Journal article Christine M. Cress Access & Success
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
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

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