This issue of Diversity & Democracy highlights current research on the connections between civic engagement and student success, defined broadly across a range of outcomes. It shares civically engaged programs and related educational strategies that yield student success by a variety of measures.
The issue includes a great article, “Civic Engagement and Student Success: Leveraging Multiple Degrees of Achievement” from Portland State University Professor, Christine Cress.
The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) invites you to join in conversation with fellow researchers and practitioner-scholars through their second annual conference Proceedings, now available online at www.iarslceproceedings2012.wikispaces.com
The Proceedings is an online, interactive publication that provides summaries and references for the over 175 sessions to be facilitated by scholars from around the world at the 12th annual conference this fall (Sep. 23 – 25th, Baltimore, MD). It is intended to increase the public visibility of research related to service-learning and community engagement and to facilitate communication and collaboration among researchers and practitioner-scholars.
How might you use the Proceedings?
~ Discover the exciting range of current research on service-learning and community engagement.
~ Connect with colleagues.
~ Plan your participation at the conference.
~ Engage in conversation before, during, and after the conference.
~ Find new resources and references to support your own scholarship and enhance your own practice.
You do not need to be a member of the Proceedings wiki in order to access information on the conference sessions. However, you do need to be a member in order to post comments or questions. Requesting membership is quick and easy – see instructions on the wiki at: http://iarslceproceedings2012.wikispaces.com/How+to+use+the+Proceedings
The Proceedings is co-created and produced by an international team of graduate student Editorial Fellows (see http://iarslceproceedings2012.wikispaces.com/About+the+Editorial+Fellows), supported by co-editors Patti Clayton (IUPUI & UNCG, USA) and Billy O’Steen (University of Canterbury, New Zealand).
The Fall 2012 issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action is a special issue on Building a Stronger Science of Community-Engaged Research. The issue can be accessed at http://bit.ly/Qflfan
From the Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success…
Income is widening by education attainment. This recent blog posts states the facts and asks us questions about next steps.
Promising Practices for Personal and Social Responsibility: Findings from a National Research Collaborative, a web-based publication from the Core Commitments project, is now available for download. Drawing on meetings of a distinguished group of educational researchers, Promising Practices highlights select national/multi-institutional data and major themes along five dimensions of personal and social responsibility. Importantly, the report also offers a set of evidence-based recommendations for improving campus practice in relation to educating students for personal and social responsibility. Learn more about this publication online.
A newly released report from the City Club of Portland, Educating Citizens: A City Club Report on Improving Civics Education in Portland’s High Schools, explains how. To learn more: Download a PDF of the full report or the executive summary.