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ERIC Number: EJ962027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0560
Enhancing Access and Building a Campus Culture of Civic Engagement and Service-Learning: A Dual Consortial Approach
Horgan, Thomas R.; Scire, Deborah
New Directions for Higher Education, n138 p83-94 Sum 2007
The past decade has provided a unique opportunity for the New Hampshire College & University Council (a multipurpose statewide consortium) and Campus Compact for New Hampshire (a state affiliate of a national consortium) to leverage the role of consortia toward building campus cultures of service-learning and civic engagement among member institutions. This collaboration has also provided an important platform for two independent and distinct higher education consortia to model the very behavior and best practices for which they regularly advocate and promote. This unusual collaboration has resulted in a successful partnership that has enhanced both member appreciation for the value of consortia while simultaneously developing an array of successful collaborative programs in access, retention, and community partnership. This collaborative work is best demonstrated by joint efforts to reach out to diverse populations and build a culture of service-learning and civic engagement that targets diverse populations and invites them onto the campuses and into partnership. With the increasing demands on colleges and universities to be more engaged and accountable, institutions must implement programs that respond in ways that are meaningful to students, faculty, trustees, and the wider community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire