February Community Engagement Resources

January 25, 2018

ReMediate Your Research by Brady Krien
Discusses how researchers can create scholarship that is open and accessible to a general audience.

On ‘Experiential Learning’ by John Kijinski
Argues that while real-life experiences confer some benefits, what students are offered in the classroom is significantly more valuable.

How College Ignite Civic Engagement by Michael Anft
Voter drives, community organizing, service learning, and new course offerings connect students with the world beyond the campus gates.

Examining the Relationship between Service-Learning Participation and the Educational Success of Underrepresented Students by University of Minnesota researchers
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.

10 Key Points About Active Learning by Cathy Davidson
What the author wishes she had known when she started down this exciting, productive, and rewarding path for higher education.

Research on Student Civic Outcomes in Service Learning edited by Julie A. Hatcher, Robert G. Bringle, & Thomas W. Hahn
Contains 3 main sections that provide an overview of civic learning and the importance of intentional service learning course design, identify theories and conceptual frameworks for conducting research on student civic outcomes, and focus on research methods and designs to improve research.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning: Volume 24, Issue 1
An international, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary academic journal for college and university faculty and administrators.

Digital Engagements; Or, the Virtual Gets Real
This issue of PUBLIC: A Journal of Imagining America introduces and documents a range of imaginative digital and publicly engaged pedagogies and practices, and reflects on how digital platforms and technologies specifically have been transformative.

Higher Education Exchange 2017: Deliberation as Public Judgment
This annual publication from Kettering University serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share.

Journal of STEM Outreach
A journal for researchers who develop and implement programs that connect formal and informal educators with practicing STEM professionals.

TEDx: From Fighting to Problem Solving
Andrew J. Seligsohn, president of Campus Compact, demonstrates how the principle of equal dignity for all will enable us to move beyond fighting to addressing real problems.

CIRCLE Tool: The RAYSE Index
The RAYSE Index (Reaching All Youth Strengthens Engagement) is designed to facilitate program and outreach investment decisions (time, money, or people) at the county level.

Issue Guide About Immigration
A guide is designed to help people deliberate together about how we should approach the issue of immigration.

Voter Friendly Campus Report 2016
Developed and run by Campus Vote Project and NASPA, the program helps institutions develop plans and coordinate administrators, faculty, and student organizations in democratic engagement.

Anchor Institutions in Action: Building Thriving and Healthy Communities
A video about the transformative anchor work already underway at the University of Miami and Florida International University.

Guidelines for Community Engagement, Service-Learning, and Volunteer Experiences Abroad
These Standards are higher education’s benchmark for education abroad program excellence and accountability.

We ASPIRE: Advancing Student Performance through Integration, Research, and Excellence
We ASPIRE, AAC& U’s 5-year strategic plan, reclaims higher education’s civic mission of educating for democracy and reaffirms a commitment to demonstrating and promoting the value of liberal education in the face of growing mistrust and negative public perception of higher education.

Communities of Practice: A Facilitation Guide
A manual with tips and strategies for facilitating group discussions.