Civic Engagement and Community Service at Research Universities

Engaging Undergraduates for Social Justice, Social Change and Responsible Citizenship

  • Krista M. Soria
  • Tania D. Mitchell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Institutional Conditions Framing Undergraduates’ Civic and Citizenship Engagement at Research Universities

  3. Undergraduates’ Participation in Community Service and Service-Learning: Involvement and Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Gary R. Kirk, Jacob Grohs
      Pages 125-141
    3. Andrew Furco, Daniel Jones-White, Ronald Huesman Jr, Laura Segrue Gorny
      Pages 143-163
    4. Krista M. Soria, Matthew Johnson, Tania D. Mitchell
      Pages 165-180
    5. Teniell L. Trolian, Sarah SanGiovanni, Wayne Jacobson
      Pages 181-199
  4. Engaging Undergraduates for Social Justice and Social Change: Critical Perspectives on Students’ Civic Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Douglas Barrera, Keali‘i Troy Kukahiko, Lauren N. Willner, Kathy O’Byrne
      Pages 203-218
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 263-269

About this book


Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
Series Editor: Jason Laker, San José State University, USA

This book outlines how undergraduate students engage with civic and community projects and how this can be encouraged by their universities. It also explores how universities can build on this involvement and develop undergraduates' civic and democratic capacities, including programmatic strategies and conceptual frameworks for understanding the students' activities. As higher education across the globe experiences increasing student numbers it is important to understand how students engage with civic and community service. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Krista M. Soria
    • 1
  • Tania D. Mitchell
    • 2
  1. 1.Office of Institutional ResearchUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.College of Education & Human DevelopmentUniversity of Minnesota Twin CitiesMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-55311-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-55312-6
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