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07/9/2014

This report summarizes student and community impacts from a service-learning course through Saginaw Valley State University.

Research David Callejo Perez, Joshua Ode, Kylie Goggins, Meghan Baruth, Rebecca Schlaff Assessment & Evaluation, Service Learning
12/1/2013

In general, NSSE data are revealing as to student veterans/service members’ preferences and their allocation of time, in addition to demographic characteristics that can in part explain differences in their engagement in college and university life and education. Although their engagement is...

Research James S. Cole, Young M. Kim Student Veteran Success
03/7/2011

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
07/29/2015

In a spring 2009 course on family history writing and service-learning, students wrote portions of their own family history and then worked to help write an historical book for the Cottage Lake History Project. Data collected...

Other article Suzanne Kesler Rumsey Assessment & Evaluation, Service Learning
02/3/2016

This report advances a new, widely shared vision of college admissions that seeks to respond to this deeply concerning problem. It makes the case that college admissions can send compelling messages that both ethical engagement—especially concern for others and the common good—and intellectual...

Other article Making Caring Common Access & Success, Civic Engagement, Service Learning
03/3/2016

Over the past 50 years, leaders from both sides of the aisle have supported service to meet goals of national significance. As a result, national service has been instrumental in tackling important challenges facing families and communities, such as addressing underperforming schools and...

Other article Melissa Boteach, Shirley Sagawa, Tracey Ross Volunteerism, Service, and Philanthropy, Workforce & Economic Development
08/18/2015

This paper explores how volunteers of color understand race and construct racial identities through their experiences volunteering in a southern California juvenile hall. In the literature on service learning and volunteerism, scholars often assume that volunteers are White and economically...

Other article Jennifer R. Tilton Service Learning
11/30/2009

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
08/24/2015

A list of journals and other scholarship outlets that accept community-engaged work.

Other article Campus Compact of the Mountain West Civic Engagement, Engaged Scholarship, Community-engaged Research, Service Learning, Tenure & Promotion
01/1/2012

Although many campuses have long had economic development initiatives in place, the impact of campus engagement efforts on local economies has become increasingly important as the longterm effects of the global financial downturn take hold.With so much at stake, it is vital that colleges and...

Other article Amanda Wittman, Terah Crews Workforce & Economic Development
08/18/2015

This document provides an overview and specific roles and responsibilities for faculty, community partners, and students involved in the Population Health Clerkship through University of Massachusetts Medical School and Graduate School of Nursing.

Other article Suzanne Cashman Community Partnerships, Service Learning
01/1/2014

Nationally, 52% of 2011 U.S. high school graduates and GED earners from low-income families enrolled immediately in a two- or four-year college, compared to 82% and 66% of their high- and middle-income counterparts, respectively (U.S. Department of Education, The Condition of Education, 2013...

Other article OMG Center for Collaborative Learning Access & Success, Community Partnerships
08/18/2015

This sample letter from The St. John's Collaborative for Intergenerational Learning provides an overview of academic and community partnership expectations and agreements.

Other article David W. Steitz Community Partnerships, Service Learning
08/18/2015 Other article Debbie Godsen DePalma Community Partnerships, Service Learning
01/1/2009

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

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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...