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ERIC Number: EJ1096900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
A Qualitative Assessment Project Comparing and Contracting Faculty and Administrators' Perspectives on Service-Learning
Welch, Marshall; Liese, Lawrence H.; Bergerson, Amy
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v9 n2 p23-42 2004
More than 130 service-learning courses have been developed and taught at the University of Utah, a major Research I university, over the last ten years. A series of focus groups were conducted to identify salient factors related to faculty and administrators' perspectives of the advantages and challenges associated with service-learning. The study also compared perspectives of faculty with those of administrators. This article provides a brief background on focus groups followed by a description of the methodology used in the assessment. The analysis procedure and results are reported with a discussion of three strategic responses that were generated and implemented to address the concerns identified by focus group participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah
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