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Lu, Ching Hui; Chen, Zi Yan; Yang, Zi Yi – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
This paper described how university students from Macau took social responsibility in China through Service-Learning project. It was an introductory experience for the student participants and for the children in the mountain area as well. This study aimed at raising children's interest in learning and their desire of continuing study. Results…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Service Learning, Learning Experience, College Students
Yeung, Sze Nga Cecilia Au; Lam, Lai Ki.; Fong, Jonathan J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
The Office of Service Learning and Science Unit at Lingnan University partnered with the Discovery and Education Department at Ocean Park (an aquatic theme park in Hong Kong) to develop a service learning project. Beyond service learning's traditional goals (enhanced student learning, useful service for a community partner), we examined the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Intergenerational Programs, Age Groups, Science Education
Uy, Sarah Jane – Metropolitan Universities, 2019
Service learning may offer an innovative perspective in the competing global and national health interests among Philippine universities. The author sought to understand the enablers and barriers of implementing service learning in the context of a premier private Catholic Philippine allied health profession education. Using an in-depth…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Learning, Allied Health Occupations Education, Program Implementation
Watson-Thompson, Jomella – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
As an early career professional, I often felt as if I was on the road less traveled as a community-engaged scholar and tenured-track faculty member in academia. Although the work of community-engaged scholarship (CES) may be valued, the mechanisms for advancing CES, such as through faculty reward systems, often are not well-established. In my…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Scholarship, Participatory Research, Leadership Role
Dunlap, Michelle R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Offering examples from her own experiences, the author advises community-engaged scholars (and those mentors and institutions that support them) to always question assumptions with respect to the communities in which they are engaged. She notes that as they work to unfold research programs, they should be sure to listen carefully to the…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Service Learning, Minority Groups, Volunteers
Davson, Victor; Englot, Anne Schaper; Fischzang, Chantal; Fleming, Tamara; Kline, Nick – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Publically engaged scholarship demands new ways of working within and outside of the academy. Systems within the university reward faculty for individual achievements. This approach militates against working on collaborative projects because of the difficulty of explaining and quantifying one's contribution. The culture of academia further…
Descriptors: Universities, Role of Education, College Role, School Community Relationship
Holland, Barbara A.; Howard, Ted; Seligsohn, Andrew J. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Urban and metropolitan areas face unique challenges in serving the multifaceted needs of their communities, but also have advantages that create some of the world's greatest universities. Three scholars opened the 2017 CUMU [Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities] Annual Conference with "Voices from the Field." Each spoke to…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Urban Universities, Metropolitan Areas, Place Based Education
Reitenauer, Vicki L.; Draper-Beard, Katherine Elaine; Schultz, Noah – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
In this article, the authors (a faculty member and two former students) describe the trajectory that Portland State University has taken over its history to institutionalize transformative learning opportunities within its comprehensive general education program, University Studies. Following a description of the institutional changes that…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, College Faculty, College Students, Public Agencies
Stover, Caitlin M. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The purpose of this paper is to outline the delivery of a Master's level, Community/Public Health Nursing service learning course that spanned a two semester academic year. The instructor of record created a reflection binder with selected assignments to facilitate the transformative learning process that occurred during the course. Analyses of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Nursing Education, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
Scherer, Lisa L.; Graeve-Cunningham, Victoria M.; Trent, Sheridan B.; Weddington, Stephanie A.; Thurley, Adam R.; Prange, Kelly A.; Allen, Joseph A. – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
The Volunteer Program Assessment at UNO (VPA-UNO), a faculty-led student group, partners with nonprofit and governmental agencies to provide free assessments and consultations to enhance volunteer engagement, organizational commitment and retention. Three recent initiatives are discussed representing an intentional effort of a metropolitan…
Descriptors: Student Volunteers, College Students, Metropolitan Areas, Service Learning
Peterson, Deborah; Perry, Jill Alexa; Dostilio, Lina; Zambo, Debby – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Since its inception nine years ago, CPED members have re-envisioned and implemented a new purpose for the professional practice doctorate in education, or Ed.D. This new purpose is grounded in the goal of preparing doctoral students to serve as scholarly practitioners, those who engage community as stakeholders in the process of improving problems…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Doctoral Programs, Community Change, Service Learning
Woods, Sarah; Reed, B. J.; Smith-Howell, Deborah – Metropolitan Universities, 2016
Universities throughout the United States operate engagement centers to extend campus faculty, staff and student resources to their communities. In 2014, the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) opened the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (Weitz CEC): a privately funded $24 million, 70,000 square foot facility located in the middle of its…
Descriptors: Community Centers, Universities, School Community Programs, Extension Education
Holton, Valerie L.; Jettner, Jennifer F.; Early, Jennifer L.; Shaw, Kathleen K. – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
Universities increasingly see community engagement as a means to achieve their mission. In order to assess the impact of these efforts, it is necessary to gather and analyze data from across the institution on community-engaged activities. This article presents a case study of Virginia Commonwealth University's efforts in developing enterprise…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Colleges, Case Studies, School Community Relationship
Watson-Thompson, Jomella – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
For most colleges and universities, community-engaged scholarship (CES) is a value that supports the public mission of academic institutions. However, shifting CES from a core value to a guiding principle requires demonstrable support and structural modifications to academic practices and policies. Through this reflective paper, I will propose…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Community Development, Educational Policy, Institutional Mission
Rosing, Howard – Metropolitan Universities, 2015
The essay briefly outlines the history of community engagement at DePaul University in order to explore how and why universities and colleges are increasingly adopting data collections systems for tracking community engagement. I explore the question of why there is a growing interest in tracking engagement within the academy and suggest that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, School Community Relationship, Service Learning
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