Campus Models and Case Studies

Every Campus a Refuge: Guilford College's Powerful Effort to Help Refugees Resettle

The woods west of Greensboro, North Carolina, have been a place of refuge for nearly two hundred years. Nearby Quaker communities would help slaves hiding there and smuggle them out to continue their journey north on the Underground Railroad.

After those same Quakers founded Guilford... Read More

Facing today’s most urgent challenges takes more than disciplinary knowledge. It takes good citizens.

To prepare students for their future roles as leaders, humanitarians, and innovators, academic departments across the country are infusing civic learning into the traditional disciplinary... Read More

Even before it became an institution, the University of North Georgia (UNG) had LEAP in its DNA.

North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) and Gainesville State College (GSC)—which consolidated in 2013 to form the five campuses of UNG—both had institutional commitments to AAC... Read More

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) has a long and successful history of using high-impact practices (HIPs) to engage students inside and outside the classroom.

National research and IUPUI’... Read More

There is a moment that Eric Leonard, Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs at Shenandoah University, looks forward to each year.

On town hall night, he watches students leave the auditorium and break into groups to discuss topics that they researched all semester. “I was standing... Read More

After struggling for years with low completion rates, administrators at Chattanooga State Community College (ChSCC) decided to try something new.

In 2010, when the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools asked ChSCC to create a quality enhancement plan (... Read More

For decades, Radford University—a public university in Radford, Virginia—has been proud to engage students through high-impact practices (HIPs).

But in 2010, when the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools asked Radford to develop a quality enhancement... Read More

Texas A&M University–San Antonio

In fall 2016, after exclusively educating junior-level, senior-level, and graduate students for over ten years, Texas A&M University–San Antonio (A&M–SA) opened its doors to first- and second-year students for the first time.

A&M–SA, which began as a system center for Texas A... Read More

Brookdale Community College

High-Impact Practices Create a Roadmap to Success at Brookdale Community College

Like many institutions in the years after the Great Recession, Brookdale Community College was in trouble.

Decreased... Read More

Cornell

These days, many universities incorporate community-engaged experiences into their curricula and cocurricula. At Cornell University, working with neighboring communities is not a novel concept; in fact, it’s been a part of the university’s mission since its founding as New York’s land-grant... Read More

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