Community-Engaged Signature Work

Posted by Association of American Colleges and Universities on November 21, 2016

Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2016, Vol. 19, No. 4

Community-Engaged Signature Work

In signature work, through integrative projects lasting at least one semester, students pursue questions that matter both to themselves and to society. This issue of Diversity & Democracy, produced in partnership with the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, explores what it means for students to explicitly and intentionally reflect and act on their roles within a community through their signature work.

From the Editor

Community-Engaged Signature Work
High-Impact Learning for Self and Society: Community-Engaged Signature Work
Ariane Hoy, Bonner Foundation, and Kathy Wolfe, Association of American Colleges and Universities and Nebraska Wesleyan University

Presidential Leadership for Community-Engaged Signature Work
Robert Hackett, Bonner Foundation

Building Momentum for Community Engagement: From Structural to Cultural Change
Dave Roncolato and Ron Cole—both of Allegheny College

Research and Assessment
Engaging Assessment: Applying Civic Values to Evaluation
Terry Dolson, Bryan Figura, and Sylvia Gale—all of the University of Richmond

Community-Engaged Signature Work: How a High-Impact Practice May Support Student Well-Being
Ashley Finley, Dominican University of California, and Robert Reason, Iowa State University

Campus Practice
Ringing True: Applied Civic Learning at Emory & Henry College
Talmage A. Stanley, Emory & Henry College

Signature Work in Action: Senior Capstones Prepare Students for Unscripted Challenges
Deborah Smith Arthur and Seanna Kerrigan—both of Portland State University

The Community Narrative Research Project: Harnessing the Power of Reflection for Student Learning and Structural Change
Shannon Hoffman, Natasha Main, Anna Manoogian, Dani Plata, Elizabeth Thomas, and Marsha Walton—all of Rhodes College

Building Civic Capacities: Engaging Adult Students in Community Problem-Solving and Critical Reflection Online
Susan C. Reed, DePaul University

Connecting My Academic Studies with Community Practice
Katie Beck, Allegheny College

Discovering the Change Agent in Me
Jonathan Franklin, Wofford College

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