American Association of Colleges and Universities

The Confounding Promise of Community: Why It Matters More Than Ever for Student Success

Posted on July 16, 2019

Read AAC&U’s current issue of Liberal Education: The Confounding Promise of Community: Why It Matters More Than Ever for Student Success.

Community engagement can be confounding. The insights, confrontations, and sobering realities students encounter as part of a community can create experiential highs and lows. Yet student engagement with communities produces real opportunities for applying and integrating learning, for developing a sense of flourishing and self-efficacy, and for fostering a range of civic outcomes. This issue of Liberal Education tackles the complexity of community: Who or what defines it? Who is included? And why does thinking equitably about student success need to be at the heart of it all?

 


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