Category Archives: Higher Education

Learning from a Failed Community-University Research Project

By RASHEDA L. WEAVER, Ph.D. In recent years, there has been a growth in the number of university-based graduate programs that aim to provide students with “practical research experience” through enrolling them in experiential education courses that connect them to … Continue reading

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Elder Documentaries: Student Initiative Means Community Connection at a Visceral and Emotional Level

By TERRY LEE Terry Lee is an Associate Professor of English, with a specialization in journalism, at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. With a background in journalism, as well as a Ph.D. in British literature, Terry developed a … Continue reading

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Teaching for Sustainability on the Bayou

By Dr. CATHLEEN BECNEL RICHARD, Ed.D. Dr. Cathleen Becnel Richard is an Assistant Professor at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. She earned her doctorate in 2010 from Northcentral University in E-Learning and Teaching Online. Her research interests include academic … Continue reading

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BIG IDEAS for K-16 Education

BIG IDEAS for K-16 Education —Jehan Morsi, Egyptian educator and CWI Institute alum, shares some very big ideas for creating a real community focused purpose and benefit to K-16 education. learn more: http://bit.ly/1PCRv6u

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Rural Murals By Students as a Public Service

By ERIN TAPLEY Associate Professor of Art Education, Western Carolina University EDITOR’S NOTE: Erin has been extremely successful at WCU since she contributed this, and is now Director of The School of Art and Design, and Professor, of Art Education. … Continue reading

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Food for Thought: A New Paradigm in Teaching About Hunger

By DIANE SHINGLEDECKER FROM THE INSIDE — Thoughts on Place-Based Education at a Community College Last fall, I started working in a local food pantry as part of my graduate work in Service-Learning. I saw the need in a town where others … Continue reading

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The Community of Campus: Mental Health Service-Learning Projects on a College Campus by Nursing Students

by DEBORAH L. MAY and CYNTHIA THOMAS Ball State University, Indiana Deborah May and Cindy Thomas are assistant professors at Ball State University School of Nursing in Muncie, IN. Deborah’s past work has demonstrated a return of service by students … Continue reading

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Dispelling the Myths of Reflection

By CARRIE WILLIAMS HOWE Carrie Williams Howe, MEd is the Interim Director of the Office of Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning (CUPS) at the University of Vermont. She works primarily with faculty and students in academic service-learning and community-based research. A member of … Continue reading

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Transforming the Academic Classroom: University Students and Children in a Homework Program Write Poems Together

By CLAUDIA M. REDER, Ph.D. California State University at Channel Islands Claudia M. Reder , Ph.D. teaches at California State University at Channel Islands. She is the author of My Father & Miro and Other Poems. Her interests include storytelling, poetry, … Continue reading

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Building Community Through Teen Led Public Forums

Building Community Through Teen Led Public Forums By SHELLEY MURDOCK and CAROLE PATERSON Shelley Murdock, Contra Costa County, and Carole Paterson, Solano County, are 4-H Youth Development Advisors with the University of California Cooperative Extension. Both have extensive field experience … Continue reading

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