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ERIC Number: EJ1001401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Developing and Evaluating a Student Scholars Program to Engage Students with the University's Public Service and Outreach Mission
Matthews, Paul H.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v16 n4 p165-179 Oct 2012
A "student scholars" program was developed to engage undergraduates at a large, public, land-grant research university with its public service and outreach mission, through cohort meetings, supervised internships, and site visits. Qualitative and pre-/post-participation quantitative data from the first cohort of 10 students show that participants gained deeper understanding of the university's public service and outreach mission, purpose, and activities, and developed skills appropriate to engaging in this work themselves. Such a program holds promise for creating a core of informed student advocates for the university's public service and outreach mission and engagement work as well as improving these students' own competencies and motivations for incorporating public service and outreach into their academic and professional careers. (Contains 5 tables.)
Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, University of Georgia and the Institute of Higher Education. Treanor House, 1234 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-6167; Fax: 706-542-6124; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia; United States