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ItemCivic Engagement among Middle Eastern and North African Refugees and Immigrants(62nd Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, 2016. Atlanta, GA: Council on Social Work Education, 2016-11) Makki Alamdari, Sara; Alhajeri, Wafa; Kim, Hea-WonThis research explored the attitudes toward, frequency and predictors of civic engagement among the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) immigrants and refugees. Respondents (n=106) reported strongly positive attitudes and engaged in various civic activities. Attitudes were found as main predictor for level of civic engagement. ItemCreating The Well-Rounded Student: The Merging of Experiential Learning, Civic Engagement & Media Practice(Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 2015-04-17) Rogers, ChristianMedia production courses often focus on the technical and artistic aspects of creating a project. Often, the passion to expose students to a real-world experience in a diverse environment is not considered. This poster will present two studies that involved forty-three students from two sections of a Computer Graphics Technology course. The students were placed in unfamiliar learning environments as a part of their second project in the course. The purpose for doing so was to provide an experiential learning experience, increase the students’ awareness of an unfamiliar, and oftentimes intimidating environment and providing them with a unique learning experience where they could develop their skills in video production and civic engagement. A survey was developed in partnership with the Office of Service & Learning. Results showed an increase in civic and diversity awareness that exposed the students to the world of video production in a new light. ItemDesigning Programs with a Purpose: To Promote Civic Engagement for Life(6/1/2011) Bringle, Robert G.; Studer, Morgan; Wilson, Jarod; Clayton, Patti H.; Steinberg, Kathryn S.Curricular and co-curricular civic engagement activities and programs are analyzed in terms of their capacity to contribute to a common set of outcomes associated with nurturing civic-minded graduates: academic knowledge, familiarity with volunteering and nonprofit sector, knowledge of social issues, communication skills, diversity skills, self-efficacy, and intentions to be involved in communities. Different programs that promote civic-mindedness, developmental models, and assessment strategies that can contribute to program enhancement are presented. ItemEvaluating Digital Stories as Authentic Evidence of Civic-Mindedness(Center for Service & Learning, IUPUI, 2014-12) Hahn, Thomas W.; Norris, Kristin E.; Weiss, AnneUsing the Civic-Minded Graduate and the Association of American Colleges & Universities VALUE Rubric, digital stories created by recipients of co-curricular service-based scholarship programs were analyzed to document authentic evidence of civic-mindedness. The findings indicate that: * Digital stories are an effective tool to capture evidence of civic learning. * Students showed high levels of civic identity on both rubrics. * The research increased understanding of the similarities and differences in terms of how the two rubrics measure civic learning and capture variance in civic-mindedness. ItemExploration of Perceived Psychosocial Benefits of Senior Companion Program Participation Among Urban-Dwelling, Low-Income Older Adult Women Volunteers(Oxford University Press, 2018-07-12) Hood, Sula; Lu, Yvonne Yueh-Feng; Jenkins, Kristen; Brown, Ellen R.; Beaven, Joyce; Brown, Steve A.; Hendrie, Hugh C.; Austrom, Mary Guerriero; Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public HealthBackground: As the older adult population increases, it is imperative to increase older adults' opportunities for social involvement, thus maintaining their important roles and contributions to society. While there are known health-related benefits of volunteerism among older adults, a dearth of information exists on the perceived benefits of volunteerism among low-income and ethnic minority older adults. Purpose: To understand the perceived psychosocial benefits of volunteering in the Senior Companion Program and to present findings of focus groups conducted with urban-dwelling, low-income older adult women volunteers. Design and Methods: Inductive content analysis and the Dedoose qualitative data analysis software were used for analyzing data obtained from 59 older adult women Senior Companions who participated in nine focus groups. Results: Content analyses of the focus group transcripts identified four major themes: (1) Reducing social isolation; (2) Improving quality of life; (3) Finding purpose and meaning; and (4) Increasing understanding of aging. The majority of our participants (81%) were African American women, with a mean age of 70 years. Approximately 83.1% had completed high school and 62.7% lived below the poverty line. Discussion and Implications: Findings provided data rich in descriptions of positive psychosocial outcomes, finding meaning and purpose, and a better understanding of aging in urban-dwelling, low-income older women volunteers. The findings also provide support for the need for policies and programs that promote civic engagement in this population. ItemImproving civic engagement: A strength-based strategy to address post-resettlement challenges(West Texas A&M University, 2017-03) Makki Alamdari, SaraOverview: Considering the benefits of civic engagement for integrating of refugees into new community, attitudes toward, frequency and predictors of civic engagement are examined among 14 Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) refugees. Goals and Objectives: To demonstrate the importance of civic engagement in post-resettlement adjustment in overcoming individual challenges and becoming integrated in new community; To present results of a quantitative study on civic engagement among refugees from the Middle East and North Africa ItemSam H. Jones Service Scholarship Assessment Report (2017-18)(2018-10-01) Hahn, Thomas ItemSam H. Jones Service Scholarship Assessment Report (2018-19)(2019-11-07) Hahn, Thomas ItemStrategic Planning with Multitype Libraries in the Community(1997-07) Gall, Carole Francq; Miller, Ellen G.Medical libraries are discovering that ongoing collaboration in fundraising with other types of community libraries is mutually beneficial. Such partnerships may lead to joint grants, increase library visibility and access to decision makers, allow participation in community information networks, and provide leverage in additional fundraising projects. These partnerships have the potential to raise the profile of libraries. The accompanying community recognition for the parent organization may create a positive image, draw patients to the health center, and position the library and institution for future success in fundraising. Within institutions, development officers may become allies, mentors, and beneficiaries of the medical librarian's efforts. For a planned approach to community outreach with extra funding as the major objective, busy medical library administrators need guidelines. Standard participative techniques were applied to strategic planning by Indianapolis libraries to help achieve successful community outreach and to write joint statements of mission, vision, goals, and objectives. ItemSusan A. Ostrander, Citizenship and Governance in a Changing City(Springer, 2014-02) Walk, Marlene[Excerpt] Susan A. Ostrander’s book Citizenship and Governance in a Changing City is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the struggles newcomers face in the process of gaining full community membership. Ostrander, a professor at Tufts University, provides a fascinating community-level perspective on civic engagement, focusing specifically on the role of voluntary associations and their relationship to the civic and political life of Somerville, MA.