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Student philanthropy is a teaching strategy that “provides students with the opportunity to study social problems and nonprofit organizations, and then make decisions about investing funds in them.” This epresents the first study of student philanthropy in the...

Journal article Danielle McDonald, Julie Cencula Olberding Philanthropy

A prevailing notion among higher education leaders is that public relations and marketing efforts must be intensified to boost legislative support for colleges and universities. However, this view fails to consider whether the academy might increase its standing among legislators and the...

Other article David J. Weerts Collective Impact, Community Partnerships

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

Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, yet the social sector remains focused on the isolated intervention of individual organizations.

Journal article John Kania, Mark Kramer Collective Impact

The current study examined whether a community-engaged class in undergraduate psychology research methods was able to educate students about violence against women without sacrificing acquisition of research methods knowledge. We compared student outcomes in a traditional research methods...

Research A. Taylor Newton, Anne P. DePrince, Sarah J. Priebe Community-engaged Research

This report is the product of the 3-year project on the part of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine Campus Compacts to involve units on their campuses in the “Engaged Department Initiative”. Funded by the Davis Family Foundation, this project included 19 academic units that attended Engaged...

Research Carrie Williams Howe Engaged Campus, Institutionalization

Retention of college students is a priority of all colleges and universities. This research investigated whether or not student enrollment in a service-learning course in the fall semester of college was related to (a) intentions to stay on that campus, based on self-...

Journal article Julie A. Hatcher, Richard N. Muthiah, Robert G. Bringle Access & Success

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

This guide is a resource for state Campus Compacts or member campuses wishing to embark on a journey of supporting community engaged faculty in the rewards process. It includes resources for creating and implementing campus plans to change faculty rewards processes and policies and to...

Toolkit Cathy Burack Engaged Scholarship, Tenure & Promotion

The Kettering Foundation is pleased to publish Scott London’s stories of a group of unique centers for public life. This report should be of use to citizens who want a stronger hand in shaping their future and to academic institutions that want to strengthen citizens’...

Other article Scott London Community Partnerships

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

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

The potential contribution of co-curricular service-learning to develop engaged citizens is relatively unexplored. Much of the available research on college-level service-learning has studied the effect of service-learning in single courses on a variety of student outcome measures and there...

Research Cheryl Keen, Kelly Hall Assessment & Evaluation, Co-curricular Programs

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

Publicly engaged academic work is taking hold in American colleges and universities, part of a larger trend toward civic professionalism in many spheres. But tenure and promotion policies lag behind public scholarly and creative work and discourage faculty from doing it. Disturbingly, our...

Other article Julie Ellison, Timothy K. Eatman Engaged Scholarship, Engaged Campus, Institutionalization, Tenure & Promotion



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...