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Barrera, Douglas – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2015
Although the literature on institutional civic engagement within higher education is quite extensive, the community perspective on such endeavors remains an underdeveloped area of study. This is particularly true of outreach programs emanating from the university intended to support college preparation of underrepresented students. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Universities
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Tinkler, Alan; Tinkler, Barri; Gerstl-Pepin, Cynthia; Mugisha, Vincent M. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
This article reports on how one teacher education program utilized a Learn and Serve America grant to embed service-learning experiences into its practices. Included are narrative reflections on how the program faculty developed a community-based, participatory approach to service-learning in order to act as a responsive partner to the needs of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Service Learning, School Community Relationship, Semi Structured Interviews
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Seilstad, Brian – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
This article describes the theoretical and pedagogical background and results from the first semester of a service-learning program for English learners at a public Moroccan university and the local high school. This study fills a gap in the literature related to service-learning practice and outcomes in Morocco and the Arab world in general. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Constan, Zachary; Spicer, Justina Judy – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2015
Global competitiveness of the United States is often suggested as a key outcome of developing a capable science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce, a goal supported by many local, state, and national programs. Examining the effectiveness of such programs, however, may require assessment techniques that are outside their…
Descriptors: Physics, STEM Education, Program Effectiveness, Outreach Programs
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Officer, Starla D. H.; Bringle, Robert G.; Grim, Jim – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2011
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis worked with the residents and leadership of three neighborhoods adjacent to the campus to reopen the closed George Washington High School. The resulting partnership has strengthened the civic engagement mission of the university, and contributed to an award-winning community-based school. The…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Recognition (Achievement), Higher Education, High School Students
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Houtz, Lynne E.; Kosoko-Lasaki, Omofolasade – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2006
Creighton University, a private Jesuit institution in the Midwest, included a Health Professions Partnership Initiative (HPPI) to increase the pool of qualified underrepresented minority applicants by identifying students early and encouraging their progress through elementary and middle school, high school, college, and professional schools.…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Private Colleges, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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Arrington, Pamela Gray – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2006
Coppin State University is committed to meeting the educational needs of its urban population and improving the quality of life in its urban community. An institutional pioneer in urban education, Coppin State University is the first higher education institution in the state to assume responsibility for the restructuring and administration of a…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Urban Education
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Lynch, Mark; Zovinka, Edward P.; Zhang, Lening; Hruska, Jenna L.; Lee, Angela – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2005
The Rural Outreach Chemistry for Kids (R.O.C.K.) program was designed as a service-learning project for students at Saint Francis University to serve the local communities by organizing chemistry activities in high schools. It was initiated in 1995 and has involved a large number of Saint Francis University students and local high school students.…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Outreach Programs
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Kayongo-Male, Diane; Nichols, Laurie Stenberg; Nichols, Timothy – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2003
The authors examine South Dakota's 2+2+2 Project, a collaborative effort between South Dakota State University (SDSU) and the state's tribal colleges designed to enhance educational opportunities for American Indians, through the W. K. Kellogg Foundation's indicators of an engaged institution. Indicators include responsiveness, respect for…
Descriptors: State Universities, Educational Opportunities, American Indian Students, Outreach Programs