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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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
Despite serious weaknesses in the political culture of the United States today, three promising developments are evident: a renaissance of political theory, reforms of colleges and universities that connect them better to their surrounding communities, and widespread civic innovation outside...
|Journal article||Peter Levine||Community Partnerships, Engaged Campus|
Using Experiential and Collaborative Methods with Undergraduates and Older Persons as part of an Introduction to Gerontology Course
This study examines an Introduction to Gerontology course at the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University for undergraduate students that integrates experiential and collaborative learning experiences as part of a general course requirement. ...
|Journal article||A. Nancy Mendoza, Amy Ramsey, Joyce Weil||Assessment & Evaluation, Service Learning|
There is an aspect to learning that too often goes unmentioned in pressing conversations about why learning matters. It is within every "a-ha" moment, becoming visible on a student’s face when he or she "gets it" and learning becomes real. What we often forget in necessary conversations...
|Journal article||Ashley Finley||Service Learning|
Learning by Giving: A Quasi-Experimental Study of Student Philanthropy in Criminal Justice Education
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|