Campus Models and Case Studies

Rutgers University–Newark
Public service students are required to complete at least two internships to graduate. However, many other classes also involve elements of service learning with community and global partners. (Copyright Rutgers University, Newark)

When the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University-Newark began designing an undergraduate program to complement the school's masters' and doctoral programs, the chancellor of the university gave the faculty a particular charge: "to come up with a curriculum that... Read More

Whittier College
Whittier College

In some ways, Whittier College is a typical small liberal arts college—it has around 1,400 students, small class sizes, a focus on teaching, and a mostly residential campus. But Whittier is one of the most diverse private institutions in the country, with a student body that's 42 percent... Read More

Highline Community College
Highline Community College

Barbara Clinton hadn't been planning to start an honors program. She was a professor of speech communication at Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington, five years ago, when a student stopped by her office to say goodbye. He was leaving Highline, having earned his associate's degree... Read More

University of Denver
University of Denver

When Jesús Treviño arrived at the University of Denver in 2002, one of his first undertakings was to change the name of the office he was hired to run. "I took the old Office of Multicultural Affairs and changed it to 'Multicultural Excellence,'" Treviño says. "I wanted to get away from the "... Read More

University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is the flagship campus of Virginia’s public university system.

"Economic diversity" has received growing attention in recent years as several prominent colleges and universities have announced plans to improve the representation of students from low-income families. These institutions, however, face a formidable challenge: low-income students currently are... Read More

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