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Ngai, Grace; Chan, Stephen C. F.; Kwan, Kam-por – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
What makes service-learning effective? This article examines key factors influencing student service-learning outcomes in higher education. We studied 2,214 students who had completed a credit-bearing service-learning course in a large public university in Hong Kong. The students were asked to rate the course and pedagogical features, as well as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Service Learning, Higher Education
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Downey, Dennis J. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
Engaging undergraduate students in community-based research (CBR) offers rich benefits to both students and communities (Strand, Marullo, Cutforth, Stoeker, & Donahue, 2006). Finding ways to expand its application promises to multiply those benefits. Senior capstone courses represent a promising vehicle for that expansion, as they are also…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Sociology, Curriculum
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Budhai, Stephanie Smith; Grant, Kristine S. Lewis – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
Through a collected case study, this research study examines the relationships between college students and community partners in three separate service-learning projects. Although all of the service-learning relationships can be characterized as transactional, the reciprocity within each relationship manifests in different ways based on the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, School Community Programs, Program Effectiveness, Cooperation
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Pelco, Lynn E.; Ball, Christopher T. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
Marcia's (1966) identity status paradigm served as the theoretical framework to study the impact of service-learning on clarifying future plans for emerging adults with varying identity statuses. The study participants were 195 undergraduates at a large urban public university in the southeastern United States. The Dimensions of Identity…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Student Surveys, Program Effectiveness
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Garber, Mel; Adams, Katherine R. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
Collective impact is a model for achieving tangible change and improvement in communities through a series of well-defined parameters of collaboration. This article provides a 10-year reflection on the University of Georgia Archway Partnership, a university-community collaboration, in the context of the parameters of collective impact. Emphasis is…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Models, Outreach Programs
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Koldewyn, Julie; Brain, Roslynn; Stephens, Kate – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
Does participating in an integrated service-learning project aimed at improving local sustainability issues result in significant professional real-world application for students? This study aimed to answer that question by evaluating student reactions to pilot classes featuring a sustainability-based service-learning program, Community Bridge…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Effectiveness, Sustainability, Student Attitudes
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Ufnar, Jennifer A.; Bolger, Molly; Shepherd, Virginia L. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2017
The Scientist in the Classroom Partnership (SCP) is a unique, long-term program that partners STEM fellows with K-12 teachers. The SCP was adapted from the original NSF GK-12 model, with fellows and teachers working in the summer and academic year to build their partnership and design and coteach inquiry-based STEM curricula. The current study is…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Scientists, STEM Education, Science Teachers
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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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Gagnon, Elizabeth; O'Sullivan, Tracey; Lane, Daniel E.; Paré, Nicole – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
Disasters happen worldwide, and it is necessary to engage emergency management agencies, health and social services, and community-based organizations in collaborative management activities to enhance community resilience. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) has been widely accepted in public health research as an approach to develop…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Community Involvement, Foreign Countries
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Carpenter, Stacey L. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2015
This study examined what undergraduate students gain and the ideas about science teaching and learning they develop from participating in K-12 science education outreach programs. Eleven undergraduates from seven outreach programs were interviewed individually about their experiences with outreach and what they learned about science teaching and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Outreach Programs, Science Education, Program Effectiveness
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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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Franz, Nancy – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
The Cooperative Extension System was created in 1914 with the passage of the Smith-Lever Act. The act provided resources to improve access to education by creating this nationwide organization to bring land-grant university research and resources to people where they lived and worked. Cooperative Extension was the first formal nationwide structure…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Land Grant Universities
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Colon-Otero, Gerardo; Albertie, Monica; Rodriguez, Judith; Nicholson, Garik; Kolomeyer, Irina; Moreno-Aspitia, Alvaro; Lesperance, Mary; Perez, Edith A. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
The Mayo Clinic Disparities Program and the University of North Florida Brooks College of Health partnered with representatives of the Hispanic community of Northeast Florida to develop an educational program aimed at raising awareness of the importance of diet in breast cancer prevention and availability of free breast cancer screening. An…
Descriptors: Church Programs, Spanish Speaking, Community Programs, Health Promotion
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McKinnis, David R.; Sloan, Mary Anne; Snow, L. David; Garimella, Suresh V. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2014
The Purdue Technical Assistance Program (TAP) offers a model of university engagement and service that is achieving technology adoption and performance improvement impacts in healthcare, manufacturing, government, and other sectors. The TAP model focuses on understanding and meeting the changing and challenging needs of those served, always…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technical Assistance, Health Services, Manufacturing
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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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