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McCann, Brian M.; Cramer, Catherine B.; Taylor, Lisa G. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2015
The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of university-level research scientists toward educational and outreach activities that aim to help the general public understand more about their scientific endeavors. Interviews, observations, and survey results from 12 university research scientists, their colleagues, students, and the…
Descriptors: Scientists, Attitudes, Science Activities, Interviews
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Apostolidis, Paul – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
This practice story tells of one professor's discovery and conduct of community-based research (CBR) at a leading liberal arts college. Originating through collaborations with an immigrant meatpacking workers' union, Whitman College's program on The State of the State for Washington Latinos has earned national recognition since its founding in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Personal Narratives, Immigrants, Unions
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Sherman, Daniel J. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
How does a early career faculty member survive the pursuit of campus-community initiatives? This article draws on experiences gained through a unique faculty position that combines community engagement with full academic responsibilities. "Survival" in this position emerges from the integration of community engagement with the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Responsibility, School Community Relationship
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Franklin, Nancy; Humphrey, Jordan; Roth, Greg W.; Jackson, Daney G. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2010
If adversity brings opportunity, great opportunity may now be on the doorstep. The dual forces of an economy transitioning from an industrial focus to an innovation imperative, and a global financial downturn of massive proportions are leaving families, organizations,and communities scrambling for relief, solutions, and hope. Meanwhile, a…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Extension Education, National Security, Energy
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Prigge, George W.; Torraco, Richard J. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2006
This qualitative research study utilized the grounded theory tradition to examine organizational structures and processes in a purposefully selected sample of American universities that have established and maintained partnerships with industry. Institutional leaders from the corporate relations offices from fifteen of the top research…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Industry, Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory
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Reilly, Kevin P. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2003
The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges' Kellogg Commission notes the perception that "despite the resources and expertise available on our campuses, our institutions are not well organized to bring them to bear on local problems in a coherent way." This article suggests some organizational patterns and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Outreach Programs, Program Effectiveness, Change Strategies