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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

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

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

In North Carolina, health disparities for the emergent Latino population are well documented. Between 2005 and 2009, a community-university engagement model with Latino leaders and university faculty and students in rural eastern North Carolina worked to address solutions to health...

Journal article Chris McQuiston, Kim Larson Community Partnerships



Here at CCMW we are tasked with “leading the evolution of the engaged campus,” but what does that mean? What better way to tell the story of engagement than by looking at an example of an engaged student. We would like to introduce you to Melissa Tilleman, a recent graduate of the University of Wyoming (UW), to help tell the story of how CCMW supports a campus in creating opportunities to produce engaged students.

Behold the power of service.