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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

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



“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...