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Morrison, Emily; Wagner, Wendy – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
While there are various theories about faculty involvement in community-engaged scholarship (CES), there is little understanding of how faculty approach and make meaning of CES for themselves (Morrison & Wagner, 2016). The purpose of this study was (a) to determine if a typology can represent the variety of ways in which faculty approach and…
Descriptors: Q Methodology, Focus Groups, College Faculty, School Community Relationship
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Thompson, Julia D.; Jesiek, Brent K. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
This paper examines how the structural features of engineering engagement programs (EEPs) are related to the nature of their service-learning partnerships. "Structure" refers to formal and informal models, processes, and operations adopted or used to describe engagement programs, while "nature" signifies the quality of…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Service Learning, Partnerships in Education, Interviews
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Conner, Jerusha; Erickson, Joseph – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
Service-learning experiences have the potential to improve participants' attitudes and values toward those whom they serve, but if the experience is poorly designed or poorly implemented, it runs the risk of reinforcing stereotypes and deficit perspectives of the intended beneficiaries of service. This study examines the extent to which Contact…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Higher Education, Program Effectiveness, Attitude Change
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Yue, Hongtao; Hart, Steven M. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
This research employed Event History Analysis to understand how service-learning participation is related to students' graduation within six years. The longitudinal dataset includes 31,074 new undergraduate students who enrolled in a large western U.S. public university from Fall 2002 to Fall 2009. The study revealed that service-learning…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Graduation Rate, Correlation, Longitudinal Studies
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Harrison, Mary-Catherine – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
While social justice models of service-learning improve on volunteerism that ignores structural inequality, they often neglect the critical role of local environments in which the service occurs. I argue that a place-based model of service-learning enables a diverse student body to move beyond compassionate service to social justice activism. In…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Place Based Education, Service Learning, Activism
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Mungo, Monita Hollis – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
The education system is responsible for the choices and chances provided to the students it serves. Although racial disparities continue to impede some students' chance of success in education, service-learning in the classroom context may be the transformative strategy needed to make institutions of higher education the "great…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Minority Group Students, Graduation Rate, Grade Point Average
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Pearl, Andrew J.; Christensen, Robert K. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
This study extends a line of research focused on motivational factors that contribute to first-year students' reasons for engaging in service-learning. Among first-year students, altruistically-motivated students (Christensen, Stritch, Kellough, & Brewer, 2015) and minority students (Pearl & Christensen, 2016) were not only more…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Service Learning, Volunteers, Statistical Analysis
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Hussain, Khuram; Wattles, Jeremy – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
At the center of the vision for the future of the service-learning and community engagement (SLCE) movement is an inextricable link between dialogue and collaborative action. In campus-community initiative "Tools for Social Change," the authors use intergroup dialogue (IGD) to help students, faculty, staff, and city residents co-create…
Descriptors: Intergroup Relations, Service Learning, School Community Relationship, Social Change
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Wright, Catherine; Keel, Melanie; Fleurizard, Tyrone – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
An important future direction for service-learning and community engagement (SLCE) is to collaborate with the sustainability in higher education (SHE) movement. SHE is a diverse, transdisciplinary area of inquiry and practice that seeks to help lead efforts to create a "thriving, equitable and ecologically healthy world." When SLCE…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Higher Education, Service Learning, Outreach Programs
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Studer, Morgan; Rogers, Christian; Benton, Melissa; Quirke, Michelle – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
As service-learning and community engagement (SLCE) have become increasingly legitimized in higher education as scholarly pedagogical practice, resources to support faculty in learning about and undertaking this engaged work have grown. As Zlotkowski (2015) points out in his framing essay for the SLCE Future Directions Project (FDP), the movement…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Service Learning, Experiential Learning, School Community Relationship
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Stanlick, Sarah E.; Kniffin, Lori E.; Clayton, Patti H.; Zlotkowski, Edward; Howard, Jeffrey – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
This essay welcomes readers to the third in an ongoing series of special sections in the "Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning" devoted to sharing the work of the Service-Learning and Community Engagement Future Directions Project (SLCE-FDP). In this essay, the authors, the five curators of the SLCE-FDP, both introduce the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Publications, Educational History, Trend Analysis
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Miller-Young, Janice; Felten, Peter; Clayton, Patti H. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
It is believed that the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)--i.e., inquiry into learning--has the potential to further deepen the ability to question, learn, and act together--especially when it is understood and enacted through the values and practices of democratic civic engagement (DCE). The authors provide a brief example of what they…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Learning Strategies, Educational Practices, Instructional Innovation
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Kecskes, Kevin; Joyalle, Jennifer; Elliott, Erin; Sherman, Jacob D. B. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
We may define and prioritize them differently, but few would deny that our human community is facing intractable problems at local, national, and global scales. The authors call on higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world to work collectively and with strategic intent and action to use sustainability as an organizing principle to…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Ecology, Higher Education, College Role
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Augustine, Sarah; Lopez, Daniela; McNaron, Harold; Starke, Elizabeth; Van Gund, Brian – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
"Service-learning" is a multilayered term with a complex historical evolution. In the last two decades, service-learning and community engagement (SLCE) have flourished in higher education as staff, faculty, and students have realized it can be a high-impact teaching and learning practice to promote student learning and development.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Partnerships in Education, Service Learning, Community Involvement
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DelNero, Peter – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
Graduate school is an intense period of identity formation, where scholars-in-training form the attitudes and values that shape their research. The extent to which students assimilate public engagement into their academic formation may depend on the system of beliefs that underpin their particular field of study. In some fields, public engagement…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Graduate Students, Community Involvement, Biomedicine
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