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12/24/2012 Other article Ashley Finley Civic Engagement
01/1/2013

This article provides an overview of current practice and essential infrastructure of campus community engagement centers in their efforts to establish and advance community engagement as part of the college experience. The authors identified key characteristics and the prevalence of...

Journal article John Saltmarsh, Marshall Welch Institutionalization
01/1/2013

College student mentors are increasingly mentoring at-risk youth, yet little is known about the benefits that college students derive from their experience mentoring within the context of a service-learning course. This qualitative study used focus groups to examine college students’...

Journal article Jennifer Krafchick, Lindsey M. Weiler, Merinda McLure, Sarah Rudisill, Shelly Haddock, Toni Schindler Zimmerman Service Learning
01/1/2013

The VALUE rubrics were developed by teams of faculty experts representing colleges and universities across the United States through a process that examined many existing campus rubrics and related documents for each learning
outcome and incorporated additional feedback from faculty....

Toolkit Association of American Colleges & Universities Assessment & Evaluation
01/1/2013

This practice story tells of one professor’s discovery and conduct of community-based research (CBR) at a leading liberal arts college. Originating through collaborations with an immigrant meatpacking workers’ union, Whitman College’s program on The State of the State for Washington Latinos...

Journal article Paul Apostolidis Community-engaged Research
01/1/2013

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
01/1/2013

How does a early career faculty member survive the pursuit of campus-community initiatives? This article draws on experiences gained through a unique faculty position that combines community engagement with full academic responsibilities. "Survival" in this position emerges from the...

Journal article Daniel Sherman Community Partnerships, Tenure & Promotion
01/15/2013

This workbook, created in 2013 for faculty at Rutgers-Camden, provides tools and worksheets for assessment of civic learning courses, for establishing academic learning objectives, for designing a substantial community-focused component for students, for integrating learning assessment into...

Toolkit Andrew J. Seligsohn, Thomas Dahan Critical Reflection, Assessment & Evaluation, Community Partnerships, Service Learning
06/18/2013

The following document was developed based on the research on promising best-practices for veteran-supportive institutions of higher education. The research revealed 50 common practices that were being implemented by institutions across the United States. These practices were noted in...

Toolkit Timm Lovitt Student Veteran Success
07/19/2013 Other article U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Student Veteran Success
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
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
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
11/1/2013

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
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

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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...