Community Engagement and High Impact Practices in Higher Education
This collection of 21 chapters and case studies provides examples of engaged and active teaching and learning strategies in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural region. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND HIGH-IMPACT PRACTICES IN HIGHER EDUCATION addresses how faculty, students and community partners have organized themselves around community needs and issues of mutual interest. Each chapter includes a pre-reflection worksheet to help students reflect on issues they will cover and learn about in each of the chapters. Each chapter provides additional resources and reading lists to support future community-university partnerships.
High Impact Practices in higher education provide students with valuable skills and experiences that contribute to their academic and professional success; these experiences are heightened when paired with a meaningful community engagement. This book is a compilation of elaborate examples of community engagement by faculty, students, community members and professionals that have integrated various methods in their courses to achieve higher levels of impact. In each scenario, faculty, students and community partners discuss their strategies, successes, and challenges of working to address specific social needs identified in their community. They have all methodically engaged students to acquire complex theory and knowledge while serving concrete social and environmental needs.
Contributions to this book were made from a place-based educational context where participating students come from the very community they serve and the faculty who support them have a keen understanding of the regional community. The represented engaged institution and faculty members have worked on developing long-standing relationships with community partners and entities, and together co-teach and learn with students.
NUNEZ, G., M, & GONZALEZ, A. L. (2018). COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND HIGH IMPACT PRACTICES IN HIGHER EDUCATION. S.l.: KENDALL HUNT.