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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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Bringle, Robert G. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
This article proposes enhancing student learning through civic engagement by considering the advantages of integrating service-learning with study away, research, and internships and pre-professional courses into first-order, second-order, and third-order hybrid high-impact pedagogies. Service-learning contributes numerous attributes to the other…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Service Learning, Citizen Participation, Student Participation
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Hubrig, Adam; McWain, Katie; Meade, Marcus; Shah, Rachael W. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
Drawing on the authors' experiences initiating and directing a community partnership program, this article illustrates how graduate students who lead engagement programs can be caught between forces that pull them toward tactical partnerships unaffiliated with the university and strategic partnerships incorporated into university departments.…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Community Involvement, Partnerships in Education, Heuristics
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Goodhue, Elizabeth K. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
This article employs the emerging theoretical framework of values-engaged assessment to develop a narrative analyzing recent efforts to expand and formalize opportunities for graduate students to participate in community-engaged teaching and research at UCLA. After establishing the historical and institutional background for a new graduate seminar…
Descriptors: Civics, Research Universities, Graduate Students, Seminars
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Lima, Marybeth – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research proposals on the basis of two review criteria: intellectual merit (IM) and broader impacts (BI). The intellectual merit criterion is well-established and understood, but the broader impacts criterion, which is focused on the ways in which research can benefit society and/or meet NSF-identified…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Graduate Students, Community Involvement, Workshops
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Doberneck, Diane M.; Bargerstock, Burton A.; McNall, Miles; Van Egeren, Laurie; Zientek, Renee – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
Increasingly, graduate and professional students arrive at institutions of higher education with personal and professional commitments to make the world a better place through community engagement; however, departments often do not incorporate outreach and engagement into graduate curricula (Austin & McDaniels, 2006; O'Meara & Jaeger,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Graduate Students, Professional Development, Community Involvement
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Song, Wei; Furco, Andrew; Lopez, Isabel; Maruyama, Geoffrey – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
Underrepresented students have been identified as being less likely to attain a college degree than their majority counterparts. Service-learning (SL) offers students an opportunity to engage in community work and improve skills that might contribute to their educational success in college. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of SL…
Descriptors: College Students, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, Service Learning
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Reeb, Roger N.; Snow-Hill, Nyssa L.; Folger, Susan F.; Steel, Anne L.; Stayton, Laura; Hunt, Charles A.; O'Koon, Bernadette; Glendening, Zachary – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
This article presents the Psycho-Ecological Systems Model (PESM)--an integrative conceptual model rooted in General Systems Theory (GST). PESM was developed to inform and guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of transdisciplinary (and multilevel) community-engaged scholarship (e.g., a participatory community action research project…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Scholarship, Systems Approach, Action Research
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Bailey, Megan Snider – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2017
This article represents the culmination of a two-year qualitative case study concerning how 33 students in a service-learning course understood poverty as they prepared taxes for low-income families through the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Because the tax site communities are seen as community partners in their own right, this…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, College Students
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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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