Diversity & Democracy, Fall 2012

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Civic Engagement and Student Success: A Resonant Relationship

This issue of Diversity & Democracy highlights current research on the connections between civic engagement and student success, defined broadly across a range of outcomes. It shares civically engaged programs and related educational strategies that yield student success by a variety of measures.

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By Christine M. Cress, professor of postsecondary, adult, and continuing education at Portland State University

By Ariane Hoy, senior program officer, Bonner Foundation

By Ashley Finley, senior director of assessment and research at the Association of American Colleges and Universities and national evaluator for Bringing Theory to Practice

By Sylvia Hurtado, professor, and Adriana Ruiz and Hannah Whang, graduate research analysts–all of the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California–Los Angeles

By Jillian Kinzie, associate director, Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement


By Amee Bearne, national coordinator for The Democracy Commitment

Campus Practice

By Andrea Mengel, Independence Foundation Chair, and Barbara McLaughlin, Chair of the Department of Nursing—both of the Community College of Philadelphia

By Robert B. Beattie, academic coordinator of the Community Environmental Scholars Program, and Catherine H. Middlecamp, associate professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

By Barbara Ferman, founder and executive director of the UCCP and professor of political science at Temple University   

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