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Rethinking the "Apprenticeship of Liberty": The Case for Academic Programs in Community Engagement in Higher Education
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|
|03/28/2014||Journal article||Karen Doss Bowman||Student Veteran Success|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
Generating, Deepening, and Documenting Learning: The Power of Critical Reflection in Applied Learning
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|
When making higher education investment choices in today’s tough economy, students and campus executives alike struggle to balance degree and job goals with broader community improvement needs (DeGioia 2011). Bridging these seemingly competitive and contradictory educational and economic...
|Journal article||Christine M. Cress||Access & Success|
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|
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|
Higher education is in the midst of a sea change. As David Scobey writes in the recently published volume, 'We all know or sense that the academy today is in the throes of transformation. The knowledge, skills, and values in which students should be educated; the intellectual landscape of...
|Journal article||Ariane Hoy||Service Learning|
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|