Thursday, August 21, 2014

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New Research on Institutionalization - Vogel and Seifer

"Impacts of Sustained Institutional Participation in Service-Learning - Perspectives from faculty, staff and administrators" by Amanda L. Vogel, Sarena D. Seifer in Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, Vol 4 (2011)

The movement for greater civic engagement in higher education in the United States has taken hold across the core academic missions of teaching, research and service. One manifestation of this movement has been growing participation in service-learning, a teaching method grounded in community-university partnerships in which students provide services that simultaneously address community-identified concerns and meet key learning objectives. In order to assess the benefits of long-term sustained institutional involvement in service-learning, in 2007–2008 we interviewed 23 faculty members, staff and administrators from 16 academic institutions that had participated in a national demonstration program for service-learning, which ended in 1998.
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