Read the latest edition of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, North Carolina Campus Compact’s peer-reviewed, online journal, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The fall 2018 issue of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement marks the conclusion of a decade for us in publishing articles that recognize successful engaged learning depends on effective partnerships. Thus, it is fitting that this issue’s articles address directly through empirical research the impact of service-learning partnerships in three distinct areas: how academic-based service yields stronger results than community service; how service-learning directed toward at-risk youth can and should expand to include longitudinal studies; and, how service-learning when paired with sustainability efforts draws greater attention to much needed eco-justice around the world.
The journal is available online here
Editor’s Note: The Power of a Creative Mindset in Higher Education
By Caitlin Salins, Project Manager, Bringing Theory to Practice
In this issue of our newsletter, our authors explore through three different lenses how “robot-proof” qualities like imagination, creativity, and artistic expression can be embedded at all levels in the higher education enterprise to foster holistic and transformative learning experiences. In our Feature article, Carol-lynn Swol explores how a “creativity-infused pedagogy” can cultivate students’ engagement with the public good; in our Campus Highlight, BTtoP grantees Sarah L. Hoiland and Tere Martínez describe how they used approaches from theater and improv to encourage student agency and civic engagement; and in his inaugural Director’s Column, David Scobey sheds a light on both BTtoP’s history and his own—and how we might learn from innovative and imaginative partners, both within higher education and beyond, to develop a community of creative collaboration.