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ERIC Number: ED533609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May-16
Pages: 246
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 205
Engaged-Learning: Community Engagement Classifications at U.S. Land-Grant Institutions
Scott, Leodis
Online Submission, Ed.D. Dissertation, Columbia University
Engagement has evolved from concerns of "access," "diversity," and "public service" between the academy and communities. Land-grant institutions (LGI), considered the "public's universities," have represented a unique population in American higher education with their historic 150-year tradition of teaching, research, and service. Carnegie Community-Engagement Classification (CCE) has started recognizing institutions for community engagement, yet only a limited number of LGI have received such recognition. This study conducted a descriptive-exploratory census of 110 LGI (1862, 1890, and 1994) and their association to community engagement using chi-square test of association, modified semantic differential, document analysis, and "An Engaged-Learning Map (ELM) for Education, Learning, and Engagement." 50 LGI (45% census rate) were represented. Findings suggest "an engaged-association" mostly on "programs" in likely areas of community-based research (CBR), service learning, or engaged scholarship. Some recommendations propose LGI focus also on "policies" and "incentives"; adult learning and prior learning assessment (PLA); and applying for CCE in 2015.The following are appended: (1) U.S. Land-Grant Institutions-Geographic Map and Listing; (2) 2010 Campus Data for Institutions Selected for the Carnegie Community-Engagement Classification; (3) Census Survey Invitation and Announcements; (4) 2011 Land-Grant Institutions' Census Survey on Community Engagement; (5) Checklist for Content/Document Analysis for Land-Grant Institutions' Community Engagement; (6) An Engaged-Learning Map for Education, Learning, and Engagement; (7) Tabulated Results of 2011 Land-Grant Institutions' Census Survey; (8) Raw Scores for Modified Semantic Differential; (9) Carnegie Community-Engagement Documentation Reporting Form; and (10) Timeline for 2015 Carnegie Community-Engagement Classification. (Contains 8 tables and 10 figures.)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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