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04/4/2009

Creating Community-Engaged Departments (hereafter referred to as the Rubric) is designed to assess the capacity of a higher education academic department for community engagement and to help its members identify various opportunities for engagement. This self-assessment builds upon existing and/...

Toolkit Kevin Kecskes Assessment & Evaluation, Engaged Campus, Institutionalization
08/18/2015

Leveraging the educational assets of the state’s institutions of higher education, Rhode Island Partnerships For Success enhances pk-16 school-based partnerships that prepare students to realize their own goals in higher education, careers, and active citizenship. THIS RUBRIC is an evaluative...

Toolkit Rhode Island Campus Compact Community Partnerships
09/1/2015 Toolkit Campus Compact of the Mountain West, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Service Learning
01/1/2010

Knowing that civic engagement takes the work of many to fully actualize its potential and that it can be overwhelming to know where to start in the process, below are five essential areas in which higher education leaders can use their influence to create a culture of engagement that will...

Toolkit Christine M. Cress Access & Success, Community Partnerships, Engaged Campus, Institutionalization
02/24/2012 Toolkit Higher Learning Commission Institutionalization
09/1/2015 Toolkit Campus Compact of the Mountain West, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Service Learning
04/4/2016

Toolkit to assist with the development of a service learning course

Toolkit Campus Compact of the Mountain West Service Learning
07/6/2015

The Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement at the University of Michigan developed a model for service-learning course construction, including a theoretical framework, supporting resources and research, and a tool for course planning and design. The...

Toolkit Michigan State University Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement Service Learning
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

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

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
09/1/2012

Certain educational activities, such as learning communities, undergraduate research, study abroad, and service learning, have been identified as high-impact practices (HIPs) because they engage students in active learning that elevates their performance on desired outcomes (NSSE 2007; Kuh...

Journal article Jillian Kinzie Access & Success
03/1/2014

As a WPA and a service-learning director and practitioner, the author suggests connections between food studies, rhetoric and composition studies, and critical service-learning theory that involve mobilizing students to join in or help lead community efforts surrounding the local, organic...

Journal article Veronica House Engaged Scholarship, Institutionalization, Service Learning
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
01/1/2009

Applied learning pedagogies—including service-learning, internships/practica, study abroad, and undergraduate research—have in common both the potential for significant student learning and the challenges of facilitating and assessing that learning, often in non-...

Journal article Patti H. Clayton, Sarah L. Ash Critical Reflection, Engaged Scholarship

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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...