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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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Taylor, Michelle; Pratt, Megan E.; Fabes, Richard A. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
Public libraries are ideal contexts for supporting child development and family involvement (Families and Work Institute, 2015; IMLS, 2013). Families with children often attend public libraries to participate in educational programming and experiences, yet university-based developmental scientists who study how people develop and adapt across the…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Library Role, School Community Relationship, Family Involvement
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Doberneck, Diane M.; Dann, Shari L. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
Community-engaged scholars, practitioners, and community partners often find the language of community engagement challenging. Words like "participate," "collaborate," "partner," or "engage" fail to convey who in a community-university partnership has voice and authority in decision-making and responsibility…
Descriptors: Service Learning, School Community Relationship, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Bigelow, Nathan; Rodgers, Donald – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
This article describes the Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Alleviation (SEPA) grant-writing program at Austin College. The SEPA program provides a service-learning experience in which students spend a summer writing grants with local nonprofit agencies. In the hope that others might choose to emulate our efforts, what follows is a detailed…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Grantsmanship, Grants, Proposal Writing
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Lehmann, Curtis – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
Service engagement is critical to many higher education institutions. Past research has looked at spiritual change as a result of service engagement, but few studies have looked at how spirituality might contribute to engagement in service projects, particularly from a reasoned action approach. This quantitative study looked at God concept and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Religious Factors, Undergraduate Students, Tutoring
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Shannon, Jerry; Borron, Abigail; Kurtz, Hilda E.; Weaver, Alexis; Otto-Wang, Sarah; Gilliam, Vista – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
Inquiry is a central concept within pragmatism, defined generally as the process of collectively defining problematic aspects of current social practices and developing better alternatives. Translation--defined broadly as the labor of negotiating, transforming, and synthesizing diverse experiences--is a critical but understudied component of…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Food, Hunger, Scholarship
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Tryon, Elizabeth; Madden, Haley – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
Community engagement professionals (CEPs) often must develop and maintain equitable, high-quality relationships with community partners while supporting student learning and civic development through cocurricular community engagement or for-credit community-based learning programs. Lack of alignment between campus goals and values and those of…
Descriptors: Professional Personnel, Persistence, Social Justice, Higher Education
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Weiss, H. Anne; Norris, Kristin E. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
This essay examines the inquiry activities that community engagement professionals (CEPs) can utilize to support organizational learning. We advocate for an inquiry approach that focuses on improvement and informing community-engaged practices and organizational change. By unpacking why inquiry is imperative for CEPs and outlining the tensions…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Inquiry, Organizational Change, Outcomes of Education
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Atiles, Jorge Horacio – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
The community engagement professional (CEP) plays a critical role in engaging faculty, staff, and students with communities. In order to do this in the most effective way, this essay advocates for CEPs to become familiar with the Cooperative Extension system and develop competency for engaging Extension personnel, even when those personnel are not…
Descriptors: Extension Education, School Community Relationship, Competency Based Education, College Faculty
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Janke, Emily M.; Dumlao, Rebecca – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2019
Due to their work engaging with diverse people representing varied institutions and community settings and addressing diverse issues and topics, community engagement professionals (CEPs) must serve as boundary spanners (Child & Faulkner, 1998; Janke, 2009) across differences. Quite often, interpersonal, organizational, cultural, and other…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies, Conflict Resolution, Interpersonal Competence
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