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Brown, Lisa R. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
This mixed-methods research examined civic engagement in Chilean public and private for-profit universities and its representation among study volunteers. Focus groups of graduate students along with in-person interviews with university administrators were conducted. The study also used an online survey, which was completed by 202 participants who…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Graduate Students, Citizen Participation, Outcomes of Education
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Davis, Katherine L.; Kliewer, Brandon W.; Nicolaides, Aliki – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
The purpose of this work is to assist partners in identifying, naming, and facilitating dynamic relational forces and learning processes that shape the effectiveness of community engagement practice and partnerships. We offer a hypothetical case to assist in framing and discussing concepts of reciprocity and power in partnerships and how these…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Transformative Learning, Social Change, Power Structure
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Williams, Patricia Hrusa; Oravecz, Linda M. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
Research highlights the vulnerability of Black mothers and their infants, who experience higher rates of stress, preterm birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality than other racial groups. This article describes the development and implementation of the Relationships and Parenting Support (RAPS) Program, a community-based, family-focused…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, Infants, Stress Variables
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Fletcher, Fay; Rousell, Davina D.; Worrell, Stephanie; McLean, Barb; Baydala, Lola – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
Successful, sustainable initiatives in communities are community-based, community-paced, and community-led. In addition, the unique culture of each community is a protective factor, contributing to that community's physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. Academic researchers working with six First Nations and one Metis Settlement asked,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Community Development, Researchers
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Bates, Denise; Burman, Elizabeth; Ejike-King, Lacreisha; Rufyiri, Charlotte – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
Healthy Transitions is a program of the University of Tennessee's Ready for the World initiative, a broad plan to transform campus culture and prepare students for the 21st century. Healthy Transitions partners the university with a local community of Burundian refugees. The university joined several community organizations interested in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Barriers, Acculturation
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Sandmann, Lorilee R.; Miller, Gary E. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2011
Drawing on collective experience of over 200 years, four members of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame were panelists in a session at the 2010 National Outreach Scholarship Conference. As the panelists reflected on careers in the field of adult and continuing education, four sustaining themes emerged: commitment,…
Descriptors: Careers, Reputation, Continuing Education, Adult Education
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Hutchinson, Mary – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2011
This article describes the author's reflections on a service-learning course at Penn State Lehigh Valley, a campus of The Pennsylvania State University. The author provides background about the university, the community need, and the service-learning course. Reflections from assessing two semesters of the service-learning course are provided.
Descriptors: Community Needs, Service Learning, Higher Education, Educational Assessment
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Richmond, Laurie; Di Piero, Daniela; Espinoza, Flowers; Simeonoff, Teacon; Faraday, Margaret – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2010
On a small island belonging to the Alutiiq people of Old Harbor, 11 people sat around a campfire. Two community leaders, a nonprofit organizer, an academic scholar, a native filmmaker, and six young people from the Indian reservation of Taos Pueblo in New Mexico gathered after a day of interacting with Old Harbor residents--fishing, hunting and…
Descriptors: Young Adults, American Indians, Indigenous Populations, Community Leaders
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Chesney, Clyde E.; Samuel, Javiette; Fuller, Deena Sue – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2009
Tennessee State University has a rich history of public service and civic engagement--thus the motto "Think, Work, Serve." Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University has grown dramatically from a small college to two campuses. We actively engage in adhering to the cornerstone of the land-grant universities: teaching, research, and outreach. Our…
Descriptors: Land Grant Universities, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Public Service
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Teaford, Margaret H.; Zavotka, Susan L.; Price, Christine A. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2006
Even at land-grant institutions, faculty seldom work with commercial retailers on community programs. Retailers can help with outreach and engagement programs because they provide the "natural habitat" for consumers the programs seek to address. Allied health, family science, and interior design faculty at the Ohio State University…
Descriptors: Retailing, Interior Design, Allied Health Occupations Education, Consumer Economics
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Thorndyke, Luanne E.; Bixler, Bonnie J.; Carubia, Josephine M. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2004
The Penn State Mini Medical School is a high-impact community engagement program created and led by the Office of Continuing Education at the Penn State College of Medicine. The broad goals of the program are to respond to the general public's intense desire for health and medical information, to educate the community about biomedical science and…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Health Services, Medical Schools, Higher Education
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Brandt, Diane L.; Christopherson, Patricia M.; King, Debra R. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2003
This article will discuss the establishment of a "partnership" of two State of Wisconsin regions (northern and western); thirty-four county human service agencies; the University of Wisconsin Department of Social Work; and the Continuing Education unit on the same campus: the Community-Based Services Training Partnership for Adults…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Social Work, Continuing Education, Curriculum Design
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Rai, Kalyani – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2003
This paper outlines a Community-based Participatory Action Research model designed and implemented by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education with two community-based agencies in Milwaukee. In two participatory action learning seminars, research was combined with action to improve the educational experience of…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Definitions, Action Research, Participatory Research