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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|
Redefining the Lines of Expertise: Educational Pathways Through the Communities Together Advocacy Project
The profiles of American communities are among the most dynamic in recent history. This qualitative study examines collaboration between an urban community and The University of Utah. The Communities Together Advocacy Project illustrates parents’ perspectives on the effectiveness of an...
|Journal article||Leticia Alvarez Gutierrez, Mary D. Burbank, Rosemarie Hunter||Community Partnerships, Community-engaged Research|
Colleges and universities in the 21st century will thrive through extensive collaborations with other higher education institutions and with communities with which they have special affinities. These relationships will create an educational environment that promotes deeper learning and ...
|Journal article||Judith A. Ramaley||Civic Engagement, Community Partnerships, Engaged Campus|
Integrating a Commitment to the Public Good into the Institutional Fabric: Further Lessons from the Field
This essay describes how a group of colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania have engaged in sustained efforts over a two-decade period to integrate a commitment to the public good into the fabric of institutional life.
|Journal article||Ira Harkavy, Matt Hartley||Institutionalization|
|03/4/2016||Journal article||Veronica House||Critical Reflection, Service Learning|
Motivation to Collaborate: Applying Motivation Theory to Community Organizations and Universities Working Together
Research has identified a variety of reasons community organizations choose to collaborate with universities. This study applies Bandura’s (1997) model of motivation to investigate the motivations for, benefits of, and challenges inherent in university collaboration for 15 community...
|Journal article||Alexa N. Darby, Frances Ward-Johnson, Gabrielle Newman, Margot Haglund, Tammy Cobb||Community Partnerships, Service Learning|
Competency-Based Faculty Development in Community-Engaged Scholarship: A Diffusion of Innovation Approach
The authors utilized interviews, competency surveys, and document review to evaluate the effectiveness of a one-year, cohort-based faculty development pilot program, grounded in diffusion of innovations theory, and aimed at increasing competencies in community engagement and community-...
|Journal article||Catherine Jordan, Gail Dubrow, Nancy Cook, Rhonda Jones-Webb, Tai J. Mendenhall, William J. Doherty||Community-engaged Research, Tenure & Promotion|
This article describes how public engagement was incorporated into a research university’s current Academic Plan, how the public engagement metrics were selected and adopted, and how those processes led to subsequent strategic planning. Some recognition of the importance of civic engagement...
|Journal article||Preston A. Britner||Assessment & Evaluation, Institutionalization|
Can We Teach Civic Education and Service-learning in a World of Privatization, Inequality, and Interdependence?
This essay is an excerpt from a keynote speech delivered by Benjamin Barber at the 2nd Annual Summer Research Institute on the “Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education.” The speech focuses on six conditions that will impact community service-learning and voluntarism efforts in the...
|Journal article||Benjamin R. Barber||Civic Engagement, Volunteerism, Service, and Philanthropy|
Human Rights in Everyday Life: Partnering Human Rights and Service-Learning/Engaged Scholarship in Local Communities
This paper makes the case for integrating human rights and service-learning in the United States. After 50 years of invisibility in the U.S., the language and principles of human rights now form the basis for a national movement for addressing problems at the structural level, and as such,...
|Journal article||Julie Shackford-Bradley||Engaged Scholarship, Community Partnerships, Service Learning|