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Appe, Susan; Rubaii, Nadia; Líppez-De Castro, Sebastian; Capobianco, Stephen – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
Engagement is widely recognized by higher education institutions, nation-states, and international organizations as the third pillar in the mission of university education. Despite the global reach of this concept, published research is disproportionately based on examples from the United States. This article brings to light the rich and extensive…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Mission, Social Justice, Social Responsibility
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McCunney, Dennis – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
This ethnographic case study describes how civically engaged students understand their commitment to social change. Literature on civic engagement and service-learning abounds, yet gaps remain in understanding how students understand and act on campus mission and culture with respect to civic engagement. Using the frameworks of transformative…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Church Related Colleges, Transformative Learning, Citizen Participation
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Bruna, Katherine Richardson; Farley, Jennifer; McNelly, Carla A.; Sellers, Debra M.; Johnson, Roberta – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
This article describes the ISU 4U Promise, an innovative college access and affordability initiative. Through this early-commitment partnership program between Iowa State University and Des Moines Public Schools, youth from two urban elementary schools are eligible for tuition awards when they enroll as undergraduates at Iowa State University.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Elementary School Students
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Christie, Luke D.; Djupe, Paul A.; O'Rourke, Sean Patrick; Smith, Elizabeth S. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
The calls for academics to engage the public have grown, motivated by concerns for civic health and for maintaining public and political support for higher education and academic research. Whatever its value to the public sphere, there is still considerable uncertainty about whether and how public engagement counts--is it valued by colleagues and…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Teacher Surveys, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs
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Torres-Harding, Susan R.; Diaz, Elissa; Schamberger, Antú; Carollo, Olivia – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2015
Psychological sense of community (PSOC) is a construct that may facilitate social action in university students. Similarly, a social justice-focused university mission statement might also facilitate social action and interest. The current study investigated whether psychological sense of community, agreeing with the mission statement, and taking…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Institutional Mission, Service Learning, Student Attitudes
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Paton, Valerie O.; Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Green, Birgit L.; Raymond, Megan; Borchardt, Melody P. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
This study addressed the research question "How do regional accrediting standards apply to the central role of community engagement in U.S. institutions of higher education?" Using descriptive and qualitative methods, two sources were analyzed: published standards of the 6 regional accrediting commissions in the United States and the…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Higher Education, Colleges, College Faculty
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Svensson, Per G.; Huml, Matthew R.; Hancock, Meg G. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
Institutions of higher education are increasingly engaging in partnerships with local communities. Within a sport context, the creation of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program has emphasized partnerships between athletic departments and local community service organizations (CSOs). Prior studies, however, have used student-athletes rather than the…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, School Community Relationship, College Athletics
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Lieberman, Devorah – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
The concept of and approach to service-learning across higher education has changed dramatically over the last two and a half decades. Historically, one of the primary goals of service-learning was to prepare undergraduate students to become engaged citizens and to introduce them to the challenges experienced by individuals from marginalized or…
Descriptors: Service Learning, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Hudson, Elizabeth – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
This study investigated a federal comprehensive community initiative, the Promise Neighborhood initiative, in order to understand higher education community engagement in an embedded context. Promise Neighborhood programs aim to create a place-based system of family and education services that can support youth from early childhood through college…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Neighborhoods, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs
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Harris, James T., III; Pickron-Davis, Marcine – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
In this reflective essay, we describe Widener University's 10-year transformation from a disengaged institution to an institution that has a metropolitan-focused mission vested in civic leadership, community engagement, and service-learning. We describe our journey to embed an expansive civic frame that includes concrete practices of pedagogy,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Urban Universities, School Community Relationship
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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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Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
The mission of The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) is to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities. TRUCEN has adopted the following goals for advancing civic engagement and engaged scholarship as part of the core mission of all research universities: (1) Encourage community-engaged…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Institutional Mission, Citizen Participation
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Harkavy, Ira; Hartley, Matthew – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
This essay builds on and extends earlier research and writing that the authors have done, trying to understand how a commitment to local engagement, which is the term commonly used at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), becomes embedded in the core work of the institution. Their inquiries have been guided by social psychologist Kurt Lewin's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Service, Institutional Research, Self Evaluation (Groups)
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Britner, Preston A. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
This article describes how public engagement was incorporated into a research university's current Academic Plan, how the public engagement metrics were selected and adopted, and how those processes led to subsequent strategic planning. Some recognition of the importance of civic engagement has followed, although there are many areas in which…
Descriptors: Research Universities, School Community Relationship, Outcome Measures, Leadership Role
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Matthews, Paul H. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
A "student scholars" program was developed to engage undergraduates at a large, public, land-grant research university with its public service and outreach mission, through cohort meetings, supervised internships, and site visits. Qualitative and pre-/post-participation quantitative data from the first cohort of 10 students show that…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Research Universities, Land Grant Universities, Public Colleges
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