ERIC Number: EJ702018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Reference Count: 16
Urban Connections: A Course Linking College Students to the Community
Dardig, Jill C.
College Teaching, v52 n1 p25 Win 2004
Many institutions of higher education want to strengthen the town-gown relationship, as well as increase students' access to community resources. Colleges and universities traditionally have connected with their surrounding communities in various ways, including through school placements, internships, field trips, volunteerism, service-learning, employment, and funding sources. Although these are valid efforts, college students' contact with the community at large often is minimal and typically is limited to their own academic disciplines. This new interdisciplinary course takes advantage of local resources in an innovative way by exposing students with diverse majors to a broad yet penetrating picture of the community surrounding their college.
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Higher Education, College Students, Community Resources, Interdisciplinary Approach, Course Content, Urban Education, Public Relations
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio