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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
08/10/2016 Other article U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Student Veterans

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

"At A Glance" summarizes the findings of service-learning research in higher education over the past few years and includes an annotated bibliography. It is designed to provide a quick overview of where we are in the field today and a map to the literature. 

Literature Review Charlene J. Gray, Christine M. Stenson, Dwight E. Giles, Jr., Janet S. Eyler Service Learning

Two years after its publication, the basic trends that motivated the development of this guide continue. Practitioner access to user-friendly, rigorous measurement tools remains limited. Youth-serving programs and systems experience increasing pressure to improve policy-relevant outcomes....

Literature Review Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom, Barbara Hillaker, David DuBois, Nicole Yohalem, Peter Ji Access & Success, Collective Impact

Concern about college access and success in the United States is growing, with reason...Earning a bachelor's degree by age 24 is not the only measure of student success; almost half of all U.S. undergraduates attend two-year colleges, and a more accurate picture would require data that...

Literature Review Campus Compact Access & Success, Engaged Campus
08/20/2015 PowerPoint Presentation John Suarez Critical Reflection, Service Learning
08/20/2015 PowerPoint Presentation Carol Zimmermann Institutionalization, Service Learning



“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...