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Kecskes, Kevin; Kerrigan, Seanna; Patton, Judy – Metropolitan Universities, 2006
This essay explores the themes of curriculum and pedagogy, as outlined by the editors of this special edition, in the context of Portland State University's institutional transformation. We elucidate select mechanisms that support curricular-community interactions, known at PSU as "community-based learning." In doing so we discuss how…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Epistemology, Alignment (Education), Curriculum Development
Kerrigan, Seanna; Gelmon, Sherrill; Spring, Amy – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 2003
Reports on the multiple perspectives of students, community members, and faculty to document the affect of student participation in service-learning courses. The study examined in this article used a large sample size and multiple qualitative and quantitative methods over several years. The results indicate that service learning affects students…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Service Learning, Student Participation
Davidson, Sherwin L.; Kerrigan, Seanna; Agre-Kippenhan, Suan – Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum, 1999
Urges urban institutions of higher education to utilize multiple approaches for assessing both process and outcomes in university-community partnerships. Offers a collaborative model involving the various constituents. Stresses the importance of ongoing institutional support to sustain assessment efforts, including integration of assessment of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Models