Ashoka U - What is a Social Entrepreneur? Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change.
CES4Health.info, is a new outlet for peer-reviewed publication of products of community-engaged scholarship that are in forms OTHER THAN journal articles (e.g., training curricula, educational videos, policy briefs, online toolkits, etc).
The Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) e-mail community was created through a partnership between Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (www.ccph.info) and the Wellesley Institute (www.wellesleyinstitute.com) to serve the growing network of people involved and interested in CBPR and other types of community-academic research partnerships. People from community organizations, colleges and universities, public and private funding agencies, decision makers and policy makers, and others are all encouraged to subscribe. We hope this listserv provides a resource for sharing knowledge and experience and contribute to strengthening the field of CBPR and ultimately improving the health of communities.
The Case Foundation recently launched #GoodSpotting, an online video campaign to capture photos "of all of the good going on around us."
ICSLTE e-learning community- from the International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education at Duke University. This site, sponsored by the Program in Education at Duke University, will host resources created for and developed by Learn and Serve funded teacher education programs and national nonprofits. Additionally, participants will be able to access collaborative thinking and writing space, and review artifacts as projects develop. Participation is open to everyone.
Infographic – Service-Learning in Online Courses - Minnesota Campus Compact Center For Digital Civic Engagement created a decision tree to help to help people deal with questions they are struggling with regarding the merging of community-centered, experiential learning, and the fastest growing area within higher education.
Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education Published by Missouri Campus Compact, the journal aims to advance the status and prospects for publicly engaged teaching and research in the academy by showcasing the new disciplinary and/or pedagogical knowledge generated by engagement with the community.
The Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education is an online, international, peer-reviewed journal for the dissemination of original research regarding effective institutional-community partnerships.
Book: Shift & Reset: Strategies for Addressing Serious Issues in a Connected Society by Brian Feich (Wiley, 2011) (RV Nonprofit Literature Blog). Many of the book's ideas and stories are designed to get you out of your comfort zone, which is often the best way to see new solutions. Shift & Reset is available at the Foundation Center’s New York, DC, San Francisco and Atlanta libraries under call no 676 REI.
Open University Innovations Report #1
The first report looks at ten innovations:
1. Assessment for learning
2. Badges to accredit learning
3. Learning analytics
5. New pedagogy for e-books
6. Personal inquiry learning
7. Publisher led mini-courses
8. Rebirth of academic publishing
9. Rhizomatic learning
10. Seamless learning
The full report: http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/
Partnering in Tough Times: Service-Learning for Economic Vitality
By Julie Plaut
With contributions from Christine Cress, Elaine Ikeda and Piper McGinley (January 2013)
Social Innovation Generation: California Recovery and Renewal Initiative (SIG:CARE) was part of California Campus Compact's three-year initiative from 2009 – 2012 which focused on catalyzing and mobilizing colleges and universities to aid in the state's recovery and renewal through service, service-learning and inventive solutions embedded in social entrepreneurship, microfinance and social investment. With support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America, six California universities received two-year grants to serve as lead institutions. Each developed service and service-learning projects themselves and engaged other colleges and universities in their local area related efforts. Together these campuses collaborated with more than 300 community organizations. This paper provides a perspective on civic engagement and economic well-being by focusing on the results and lessons of the SIG:CARE initiative.
"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 (Astin 1999; Boyer 1990; Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 2007; Israel et al. 1998; Nyden 2003). One manifestation of this movement has been dramatic growth in faculty and student participation in service-learning.
Institutionalizing Faculty Engagement through Research, Teaching, and Service at Research Universities by Tami L. Moore, Oklahoma State University and Kelly Ward, Washington State University. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning Fall 2010, pp. 44-58.
Service-Learning and Academic Success: The Links to Retention Research by Dan Simonet, AmeriCorps VISTA, Minnesota Campus Compact . Emerging research on service-learning validates a longstanding philosophy: integrating academics and community service delivers greater student leadership development, enriched learning, and improved academic performance.
The Ways in Which and To What Extent The Universities That Are Part of The Research University Civic Engagement Network Define and Utilize The Service Learning Pedagogy, by Julie A Case. Definitions of service-learning within the TRUCEN network