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Center for Social Concerns


 

Research at the Center for Social Concerns

 

Current Research Initiatives

 

Mary Beckman
Jay Brandenberger
Andrea Smith Shappell

 

 

 

 

 

Transformations at the Edge of the World: Forming Global Christians through the Study Abroad Experience, edited by Center staff Cynthia Toms Smedley. Andrea Smith Shappell contributed a chapter to the book. ACU Press

 

Beckman, M., Brandenberger, J., and Smith Shappel, A. (2009)."Graduate Students and Community-Based Learning," Academic Exchange Quarterly, 13(3).

 

Overview
The Research Mission of the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame is to identify, analyze, and share the evolving ways that service-learning and related educational experiences contribute to college student development and to the efforts of students, faculty, and community constituents toward the creation of a more just and humane world.

Research Report Series
This is an ongoing series of research reports that explore the impact of community-based learning at Notre Dame.


Andrews/McMeel Research
Support from Andrews McMeel Foundation contributes to the Center's research efforts, with a focus on examining the impact of summer service learning initiatives. Because of the inherent depth of learning involved, the Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) provides an excellent means to examine student development and change in relation to community-based experiences. Current research involves the Summer Service Collaborative, looking at the impact of summer immersions sponsored by 16 institutions of higher education.

Center Faculty and Staff Presentations
A listing of conference presentations by Center faculty and staff

Center Faculty and Staff Publications

A listing of recent publications by Center faculty and staff

National Research Resources
Links and web sites to find more information regarding community-based research

 

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