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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

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

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
08/18/2015 Other article Debbie Godsen DePalma Community Partnerships, Service Learning

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

Diane M. Doberneck compiled this list of journals and publications that focus on service learning and community engagement in higher education as part of the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement through Michigan State University.

Other article Diane M. Doberneck Engaged Scholarship
08/18/2015 Other article Azusa Pacific University Community Partnerships, Engaged Campus

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

On June 30, 2008, the United States Congress passed legislation that changed the landscape for a generation of college learners — servicemembers and veterans of the Post-9/11 era. The "Veterans Educational Assistance Act," or what is now commonly referred to as the Post-9/11 GI Bill,...

Other article Bryan Adams, Hunter Riley, Michael Rome Hall, Stephanie Sigue Access & Success, Student Veteran Success
07/9/2015 Other article Jeffrey Howard Engaged Scholarship

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

Ashley Finley and Tia McNair’s study asks a new set of questions related to "impact," employing an inquiry-based model to probe for answers about the cumulative effects of HIPs. Written for campus practitioners, the book makes a unique contribution by developing a methodology to support...

Other article Ashley Finley, Tia McNair Access & Success, Assessment & Evaluation
07/12/2016 Other article Continuums of Service Conference Access & Success, Civic Engagement, Critical Reflection, Engaged Scholarship, Assessment & Evaluation, Community Partnerships, Community-engaged Research, Engaged Campus, Service Learning, Student Veteran Success

Given the importance of service learning, colleges cannot keep treating service as merely an extracurricular add-on. Instead, the Center for American Progress proposes a new vision for service learning in higher education. Under the CAP proposal, colleges and universities would establish service...

Other article Ben Miller, Carmel Martin, Phoebe Sweet, Shiv Rawal Access & Success, Engaged Campus, Service Learning, Workforce & Economic Development

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



This isn’t a story about war, about the wounds—both visible and invisible—that soldiers are left to carry after war, or the trauma that goes hand in hand with being a soldier.  You won’t find details of battle or unsettling imagery in this tale.  This story is about strength and determination beyond the experience of war; this story embodies the power of self-identity as a veteran.  It’s a story of integrating the person that you once were with the person you are now...