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ERIC Number: EJ1125603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Engaging and Empowering Academic Staff to Promote Service-Learning Curriculum in Research-Intensive Universities
Fang, Yahui
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v20 n3 p57-78 2016
Much of the literature on service-learning discusses issues related to faculty, students, and community partners. However, there is little research on issues related to academic staff. In this project, through a series of meetings and workshops, change lab methodology was used to analyze the barriers to staff members' involvement in service-learning, and intracollegiate collaboration supported their increased involvement in community-engaged curricula. A series of designed-research processes was utilized to create new artifacts, to mediate and foster a drive toward mutual engagement in the agential-structural relationship, to encourage staff members to engage in reflective practice, and to enable staff to empower themselves. After witnessing the real-life needs of a rural community and empowered through collaboration and professional development, academic staff devoted time to working with teachers, students, and community, further transforming themselves from a mostly administrative support role to that of researcher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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