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Nkhoma, Nelson Masanche – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Michael Burawoy (2010) suggested that scholars have an obligation to question the status quo of knowledge production and application. Using a mixed methods approach to explore a national case study of faculty members, this article explores two specific questions: For whom do faculty generate knowledge through community-engaged scholarship? What is…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, School Community Relationship, Scholarship
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Tiller, Lori; Ness, Erik C. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
In this qualitative study, we focused on a two-way model of engagement, utilizing observational and individual interview data to examine community members' perceptions of their participation in a statewide initiative to increase leadership capacity at the community level. We review barriers to engagement recognized in the literature. Our study…
Descriptors: State Programs, Leadership, Community Involvement, Capacity Building
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Bettencourt, Genia M.; Mwangi, Chrystal A. George; Green, Keisha L.; Morales, Daniel Morales – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Latinx students are a growing population in postsecondary education but attain degrees at a pace behind their non-Latinx peers. This research examines a partnership between a research university (RU) and career and technical education (CTE) high school, Hillside Technical High School (HTHS). Through a 2-year ethnographic case study, we found that…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Research Universities
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Gnagey, Jenny – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
As community-based research (CBR) is gaining recognition as a high impact practice at colleges and universities across the country, it is increasingly important to develop a repertoire of best practices. This article describes a CBR project to estimate the incomes required for various families in a local community to satisfy their basic needs…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Living Standards, Family Income, Service Learning
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Nowell, Sallie W.; Regan, Tara; Amsbary, Jessica; Crais, Elizabeth; Able, Harriet – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rises and individuals with ASD seek community inclusion, there is a great need for community awareness and knowledge of ASD. This study aimed to address this need using service-learning pedagogy to increase undergraduate students' awareness, knowledge, and perception of ASD. Two cohorts of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hooyer, Katinka; Ruffalo, Leslie; Franco, Zeno – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Military veterans are stereotyped in the media as either broken human beings or invincible heroes, often creating implicit bias and affecting medical providers' ability to establish trusting relationships. Interactive learning methods can challenge stigma and create empathic connections with veterans in a manner that conveys sensitivity.…
Descriptors: Veterans, Learner Engagement, Social Bias, Negative Attitudes
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Davis, Christopher S.; Pogrund, Rona L.; Griffin-Shirley, Nora – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Project SASI (Students with Autism and Sensory Impairments) tested the use of community engagement strategies to increase recruitment of professionals working with students with sensory impairments in rural and remote communities to address personnel shortages in these areas. The project was based on the intersection of high-impact strategies for…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Multiple Disabilities
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Hatcher, William; Hammond, Augustine; Meares, Wesley L. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
The relationship between institutions of higher learning and their local communities is often described as "town and gown." Few studies examine how these partnerships affect state and local public administration and local economic development. We analyzed data from the 2014 Economic Development Survey carried out by the International…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Community Development, Partnerships in Education, Strategic Planning
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Wright, Cheryl A.; Diener, Marissa L. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
The purpose of this article is to advance the importance and value of participant-oriented research (POR) at research universities. We highlight a case study of community collaboration as it relates to a strengths-based educational model for students with autism. This evidence-based program's success centers on the inclusion of students, parents,…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Research Universities, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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Rodriguez, Darlene Xiomara; McDaniel, Paul N. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is used as a community-engaged research practice because of its inclusion of community perspectives. The participatory approach enhances validity of community-engaged research, facilitates effective work with communities, and acknowledges accurate understanding of community characteristics. We sought…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Community Involvement, Social Integration, Immigrants
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Van Schyndel, Trina; Pearl, Andrew J.; Purcell, Jennifer W. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
In this reflective conceptual essay, we critically examine two complementary models related to leadership for community engagement--the boundary-spanning model (Weerts & Sandmann, 2010) and the preliminary competency model for CEPs (Dostilio, 2017a). Both models organize and present prioritized activities necessary for individuals to advance…
Descriptors: Leadership, Community Involvement, Faculty Development, Models
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Farner, Kristi – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
This qualitative single-case study examined the institutionalization of community engagement at a selected land-grant university by melding individual and organizational perspectives and examining the process as an adaptive challenge. Specifically, the study applied Holland's (1997) assessment matrix for institutionalizing community engagement and…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Land Grant Universities, Organizational Change, Change Agents
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Walton, AnnMarie; LePrevost, Catherine; Thomas, Gayle; Rockers, Mary Johnson; Lipscomb, Allison – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
Pesticide exposure represents a significant occupational health hazard for farmworkers, and handwashing is one strategy to reduce exposure via the dermal route. After learning about recent research findings regarding the lack of handwashing utilized by North Carolina farmworkers in the field, the North Carolina Farmworker Health Program approached…
Descriptors: Hygiene, Human Body, Occupational Safety and Health, Health Education
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Ananth, Akhila L.; Willard, Michael; Herz, Denise C. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
This article provides an overview of the structure and implementation of the Probation Service Learning Program at Cal State LA. We use post-term evaluation reflections completed by students and probation directors to offer insight into the broader application of service-learning programs in criminal justice-related agencies. The findings…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Partnerships in Education, Colleges, Correctional Rehabilitation
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Rank, Allison D.; Mushtare, Rebecca; Tylock, Angela R.; Huynh, Christy – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
During the 2016 election season, the authors--a collection of staff, faculty, and students at a rural, four-year comprehensive college--piloted a new format for a student-driven, campus-wide, nonpartisan voter mobilization campaign anchored in a political science course and supported by a credit-bearing internship and advanced graphic design…
Descriptors: Voting, Interdisciplinary Approach, Service Learning, Program Implementation
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