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Brown, Betty G.; Chaudhari, Lisa Shanti; Curtis, Eric K.; Schulz, Leslie – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
In response to requests for assistance from a Tibetan refugee community in Mainpat, India, Northern Arizona University developed a unique service-learning experience, the Mainpat Project, to provide health and other services. The project continued for 4 years despite the limited infrastructure and resources of a small public university and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Refugees, Service Learning
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Hylton, Mary E. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
Civic engagement is pivotal to the health of communities. Through engagement in civic activities, people from diverse backgrounds come together to address community problems. Recent studies report declining rates of civic engagement among Americans. In particular, young Americans engage less frequently in activities central to democracy, such as…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Democracy, Empathy, Social Development
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Wickam, Molly J. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
This dissertation overview summarizes a study that examined the alignment between employability skills employers need and employability skills graduate business students gain through service-learning in business capstones. This nonexperimental, mixed-methods, comparative study assessed whether the inclusion of service-learning in capstone courses…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Curriculum
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Engberg, Mark E.; Carrera, Lillianna Franco; Mika, Leah Pasquesi – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
This study examines the transformative experiences of a group of academic coaches who participated in the Target New Transitions (TNT) program during the 2014-2015 academic year. The TNT program trains undergraduate students, through professional development workshops and reflective exercises, to serve as year-round academic coaches for first-year…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Career Development, Transformative Learning, Program Descriptions
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McElfish, Pearl A.; Long, Christopher R.; Stephens, R. Michael; Spencer, Nicola; Rowland, Brett; Spencer, Horace; Stewart, M. Kathryn – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
We performed this study to better understand communities' health priorities and willingness to participate in research in order to reduce health disparities. To include communities whose members often experience health disparities and may lack opportunities to participate in research, student interns from multiple disciplines administered the…
Descriptors: Public Health, Access to Health Care, Diseases, Diabetes
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Ferrandino, Joseph – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
This article details the Northwest Indiana Public Safety Data Consortium (NWIPSDC), a privately funded data-sharing network housed at Indiana University Northwest, an anchor institution, that includes several private-sector participants and over 30 public safety agencies at all levels of government (local, county, state, and federal). The NWIPSDC…
Descriptors: Safety, National Security, Consortia, Partnerships in Education
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Langley-Turnbaugh, S. J.; Neikirk, M. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
In the fall of 2015, Northern Kentucky University began a sustained, multidimensional effort to explore our region's devastating heroin epidemic. The goal was to engage NKU's students, faculty, and staff with the community through public dialogue, experiential learning, and research. Taken together, our engagements would contribute to public…
Descriptors: Colleges, College Students, College Faculty, Narcotics
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Mossman, Amy Patrick – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
Various experts and institutions, including the United Nations, have stressed the complexity of the 21st century's global sustainability challenges. Higher education institutions should be at the center of research and education to meet these challenges. However, these institutions also find themselves in crisis, in part due to the economic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainability, Global Education, Global Approach
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Hauerwas, Laura Boynton; Creamer, Meaghan – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
Although international teacher education partnerships necessitate relationships with host education communities, much of the literature addresses only the impact of the overseas teaching experiences on the American university intern. For this project, we investigated the benefits of participation in an international teacher education program for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, International Programs, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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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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Groark, Christina J.; McCall, Robert B. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
The University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development (OCD) has practiced university-community engagement activities for 30 years. This has included hundreds of specific projects conducted with community partners, all funded by outside grants. Based on our experience, we describe some lessons learned regarding the operation of a…
Descriptors: School Community Programs, Colleges, Child Development, Leadership
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Latta, Mark; Kruger, Tina M.; Payne, Lindsey; Weaver, Laura; VanSickle, Jennifer L. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
Mitchell (2008) asks faculty to adopt "a 'critical' approach to community service learning" (p. 50), one that focuses on social change, redistribution of power, and the development of authentic relationships. However, the path of transformation from "traditional" to "critical" service-learning practices remains…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Social Change, Power Structure, Transformative Learning
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Shah, Rachael W.; Troester, Jennifer Selting; Brooke, Robert; Gatti, Lauren; Thomas, Sarah L.; Masterson, Jessica – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
The continuing expansion of digital service-learning is bringing emergent dynamics to the field of community engagement, including the challenge of fostering asset-based views of community partners in online spaces. "Online disinhibition" ("Suler," 2004) can prompt harsh critique or insensitive language that would not have…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Community Development, Case Studies, Electronic Learning
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Orphan, Cecilia M. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
Neoliberal ideology that narrows higher education's purpose to strengthening the economy is a threat to the civic engagement agenda and public purposes of U.S. higher education. Regional comprehensive universities (RCUs) are broad-access institutions founded to embody public purposes of student-centeredness, access, and civic and economic…
Descriptors: Universities, Neoliberalism, Public Policy, College Role
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Reddick, Richard J.; Struve, Laura E.; Mayo, Jeffrey R.; Miller, Ryan A.; Wang, Jennifer L. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
Few scholars have examined the civic engagement experiences of graduate students in engineering fields. To address this void, this study uses social exchange theory and experiential learning theory to consider the experiences of engineering graduate students in service programs at a predominantly White research university. The findings suggest…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Engineering Education, Civics, Citizen Participation
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