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Ingman, Benjamin C. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
This autoethnography provides a description and thematic illustration of the student experience of a community-based research (CBR) course and partnership. Through evaluating personal experiences with CBR, the author identified three qualities of meaningful CBR experiences: trust, indeterminacy, and emotion. These qualities are explored, and…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Ethnography, Partnerships in Education, Trust (Psychology)
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Romero, Deborah – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
In this reflective essay I examine the activity of a bus tour, organized as the result of an ongoing university and city partnership. I illustrate how riding the bus is not only symbolic for positionality in our society, but also how it can be a viable mechanism for initiating boundary spanning and promoting opportunities for place-based learning…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Tourism, Transportation, Participation
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Haddock, Shelly; Weiler, Lindsey; Krafchick, Jennifer; Zimmerman, Toni S.; McLure, Merinda; Rudisill, Sarah – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
College student mentors are increasingly mentoring at-risk youth, yet little is known about the benefits that college students derive from their experience mentoring within the context of a service-learning course. This qualitative study used focus groups to examine college students' experiences as participants in a unique program, Campus Corps:…
Descriptors: Mentors, Service Learning, College Students, Focus Groups
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Boyte, Harry C.; Fretz, Eric – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2010
The authors assert that higher education has a significant role to play in the reinvigoration of American democracy, and that narrow specialization of academic interests, technocratic practices and assumptions, and privatizing values throughout colleges and universities limit the ability of higher education to play this role. These dynamics also…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democratic Values, Democracy, College Role
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Fretz, Eric; Cutforth, Nick; Nicotera, Nicole; Thompson, Sheila Summers – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2009
In 2001, the University of Denver included language in its vision statement that committed the institution to becoming "a great private university dedicated to the public good." This essay (1) explains how the development of an institutional visioning statement led to the implementation of a series of campus dialogues and action steps…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Private Colleges, Theory Practice Relationship, Democratic Values