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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
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
01/1/2012

Preparing students to be passionate about and engage in policy work can be a challenge for social work educators. Previous research supports that service-learning can increase positive attitudes and participation in macro practice. This manuscript presents a policy course that was taught...

Journal article Sarah Twill, Tarin Mink Service Learning
01/1/2012

In North Carolina, health disparities for the emergent Latino population are well documented. Between 2005 and 2009, a community-university engagement model with Latino leaders and university faculty and students in rural eastern North Carolina worked to address solutions to health...

Journal article Chris McQuiston, Kim Larson Community Partnerships
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
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

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

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

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

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
10/5/2011

Two- and four-year higher education institutions across the nation, as well as K-12 schools, are intentionally linking dimensions of civic engagement with learning to educate students for civic life. The benefits of this approach are well understood. Connecting the institutional mission and...

Journal article Dwight E. Giles, Jr., Julie Elkins, Margaret Carnes Stevens, Cathy Burack, Christine M. Cress Access & Success, Institutionalization
10/5/2011

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

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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...