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Otto, Elizabeth; Dunens, Elizabeth – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
This paper explores the potential for postsecondary community-based educational experiences to impart the skills employers most desire from new college graduates. We gathered one U.S. university's community-engaged learning (CEL) stakeholders to collect detailed descriptions of the behaviors students practice during CEL. Students, faculty, and…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Soft Skills, Skill Development, Employer Attitudes
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Kniffin, Lori E.; Van Schyndel, Trina; Fornaro, Elisabeth G.; Purcell, Jennifer W.; Muse, Stacey – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
This collaborative autoethnographic research study examines the motivations, experiences, and professional outcomes of seven community engagement practitioner-scholars who served in a high-level elected position in a community engagement research association and its affiliated graduate student network. The findings highlight the role of…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Graduate Students, Professional Development, Social Networks
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Sgoutas-Emch, Sandra; Guerrieri, Kevin; Strawser, Colton C. – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
Universities seek tools that provide a clear vision and expectations for community engagement at the institutional level. This study focused on the development of the Community Engagement Institutional Assessment (CEIA) rubric to evaluate four key criteria and its application in a pilot study of course-based community engagement. The results…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Scoring Rubrics, Test Construction, College Faculty
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Eaton-Stull, Yvonne; Kocherza, Kathleen; Edwards, Kerry – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
This article explores a course-linked service-learning project that facilitated social-problem focused dialogues between students and men who were incarcerated in a prison. Student reflections were life-changing; listening with both their hearts and minds enhanced student learning, increasing empathy, fueling a sense of advocacy, and fostering a…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Work, Service Learning, Correctional Institutions
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Amerson, Roxanne; Parker-Manderson, Jade; Garrison, Chloe; Finleyson, Sarah; Kunkle, Michelle; Santos Dominguez, Cesar Rolando – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
Traditionally, evaluation of global service-learning (SL) programs has been highly focused on student outcomes, rather than community impact. Less documentation exists regarding the impact of SL on the partnerships between the community and higher education. The purposes of this case study are to present the concept of Fair Trade Learning (FTL) as…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Global Approach, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Harms, Victoria E. – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
This case study discusses the development of a community-engaged undergraduate history course on the 1960s at Johns Hopkins University. It speaks to the specific limitations of contingent faculty and the challenges of bridging historically deep divides between a predominantly White institution (PWI) and many surrounding communities. It focuses on…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, History Instruction, Private Colleges, Urban Universities
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Borchardt, Jamie – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
Service learning can bridge the gap between traditional and transformational learning, as students are able to relate the course terminology directly to field experience. This project was set up to determine if volunteering for a semester at Hospice had any effect on emotional intelligence and positivity. A paired samples t-test compared…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Transformative Learning, Student Volunteers, Hospices (Terminal Care)
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Weaver, Rasheda L. – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
This article presents the case of an undergraduate social entrepreneurship class where students run social enterprises on campus for four weeks. After completing sales, students donate their profits to local nonprofit organizations. The case illustrates how university classes may equip students to address societal problems through entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Organizations, Business
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Valencia-Garcia, Nelson Omar; Coles-Ritchie, Marilee – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
This study centers BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) students' experiences in service-learning courses at a predominantly White college. Researchers conducted eight semi-structured interviews using qualitative case study methods and analyzed the data through a critical consciousness framework. Data illuminated tensions in predominantly…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Minority Group Students, African American Students
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Elliott, Timothy J.; Driskill, David A. – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
This article details the ways a series of architecture graduate classes partnered with a nonprofit youth sports organization and other community groups to design a shelter to accommodate those experiencing homelessness in Lubbock, Texas. The researchers use a case study approach to discuss how graduate students repeatedly engaged with the public…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Architectural Education, Partnerships in Education, Design
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Eppler, Marion; Ironsmith, Marsha – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
Undergraduate students tutored elementary school children applying Dweck's growth mindset model, while a concurrent class implemented an evaluation of the program. Tutors encouraged children to adopt a growth mindset while helping with homework, especially in mathematics. Research students designed and conducted pre- and post-interviews to assess…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Tutoring, Elementary School Students, Service Learning
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Williams, Monica; Payne, Pamela B. – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
This paper uses a case study of a co-curricular community-based research (CbR) program for undergraduates at a regional comprehensive university to identify five strategies to success in implementing such a program: prior planning, appropriate projects, student ownership, program structure, and teaching students to find resources. We address the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Extracurricular Activities, Student Research, Research Projects
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Gupta, Kritika; Grove, Blake; Mann, Georgianna – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
Service learning connects theoretical knowledge to community settings. Reflective journals were used to document student service-learning experiences in a Community Nutrition course component. Reflective journal data obtained from students (n=137) during different semesters were analyzed qualitatively. The service-learning partners included…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Program Effectiveness, Student Development, Student Attitudes
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Tapley, Howell; Houser, Jeremy; Idlewine, Tiffany; Kiesel, John; Stevens, Douglas; Tapley, Stasia – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
The American Physical Therapy Association promotes the Annual Physical Therapy Visit. Similar to an older adult who may see his/her medical provider annually, it is recommended that the aging adult see a physical therapist who will perform screening tests for strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and gait. Early detection of physical decline…
Descriptors: Physical Therapy, Allied Health Personnel, Older Adults, Allied Health Occupations Education
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DiEnno, Cara; Martz, Corey; Collins, Lauren; Watanabe, Mimiko – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2021
Photovoice aims to impact those who view photographs and stories in culminating exhibits. This multi-phase research project, completed in partnership with city government and community partners, explored photovoice impacts on exhibit attendees, collaborating organizations, and decision-makers. Results show increased levels of awareness, concern,…
Descriptors: Photography, Social Action, Exhibits, Decision Making
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