Sciencepact - concept outline & first-pass research

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Please note, this research uses ChatGPT and therefore is definitively not reliable or authoritative. ChatGPT presents us with accessible and easily-shared outline information; this can be used to help us refine our concept definitions and to surface next steps (validating ChatGPT information as we do so).

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Reports, Toolkits or Best-Practice Resources

Are there reports, toolkits or best-practice resources that focus on connecting students and academics in university/college communities with their localities (eg the cities they are in), building citizenship and community contribution?

  1. The Campus Compact “Community Engagement Toolkit”: This toolkit provides resources and strategies for building partnerships between colleges and universities and their surrounding communities, including guidance on best practices for community engagement.
  2. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) “Community College Student Mental Health Toolkit”: This toolkit provides resources and strategies for promoting mental health among community college students and building connections between students and their communities.
  3. The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) “Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP): Campus Toolkit”: This toolkit provides resources and strategies for promoting liberal education and preparing students for diverse and globally engaged citizenship, including guidance on building connections between college and university communities and their localities.
  4. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) “Community Engagement Toolkit”: This toolkit provides resources and strategies for building partnerships between colleges and universities and their surrounding communities, including guidance on best practices for community engagement.
  5. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) “Mind Matters: College Counseling Center Resources for Promoting Student Mental Health”: This resource provides resources and strategies for promoting mental health and well-being
  6. The American Council on Education (ACE) “Service-Learning: A Guide for Campus Practice”: This guide provides resources and strategies for implementing service-learning programs on college campuses, including guidance on building partnerships with community organizations.
  7. The Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL) “Community Engagement Toolkit”: This toolkit provides resources and strategies for building partnerships between colleges and universities and their surrounding communities, including guidance on best practices for community engagement.
  8. The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) “Community Engagement Toolkit”: This toolkit provides resources and strategies for building partnerships between colleges and universities and their surrounding communities, including guidance on best practices for community engagement.
  9. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) “Community Engagement: A Guide for Student Affairs Professionals”: This guide provides information and strategies for promoting community engagement on college campuses, including guidance on building partnerships with community organizations.
  10. The Association of American Universities (AAU) “Community Engagement Toolkit”: This toolkit provides resources and strategies for building partnerships between colleges and universities and their surrounding communities, including guidance on best practices for community engagement.
  11. The American Council on Education (ACE) “Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement: A Guide for Campus Practice”: This guide provides resources and strategies for promoting civic learning and democratic engagement on college campuses, including guidance on building connections between college and university communities and their localities.
  12. The National Campus Leadership Council (NCLC) “Community Engagement Toolkit”: This toolkit provides resources and strategies for building partnerships between colleges and universities and their surrounding communities, including guidance on best practices for community engagement.

Groups, Agencies or Associations

Are there groups, agencies or associations (other than the publishers of the reports/resources just listed) that promote campus/community engagement?
Yes, there are many groups, agencies, and associations that promote campus and community engagement on college and university campuses. Here are a few examples:

  1. Campus Compact: Campus Compact is a national organization that promotes community service and service-learning on college and university campuses. Campus Compact provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community engagement efforts.

  2. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS): CNCS is a federal agency that promotes service-learning and community service on college and university campuses. CNCS provides funding and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community engagement efforts.

  3. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC): AACC is a national organization that represents community colleges and promotes community engagement on college and university campuses. AACC provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community engagement efforts.

  4. The Association of American Universities (AAU): AAU is a national organization that represents research universities and promotes community engagement on college and university campuses. AAU provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community engagement efforts.

  5. The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP): NCCEP is a national organization that promotes community engagement on college and university campuses, with a focus on increasing access to higher education for underserved students. NCCEP provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community engagement efforts.

  6. The National Campus Leadership Council (NCLC): NCLC is a national organization that represents student leaders and promotes community engagement on college and university campuses. NCLC provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community engagement efforts.

  7. The American Council on Education (ACE): ACE is a national organization that represents higher education leaders and promotes community engagement on college and university campuses. ACE provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community engagement efforts.

  8. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU): AASCU is a national organization that represents public four-year colleges and universities and promotes community engagement on college and university campuses. AASCU provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community engagement efforts.

  9. The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U): AAC&U is a national organization that represents higher education institutions and promotes community engagement on college and university campuses. AAC&U provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community engagement efforts.

  10. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA): NASPA is a national organization that represents student affairs professionals and promotes community engagement on college and university campuses. NASPA provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community engagement efforts.

  11. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA): ASCA is a national organization that represents school counselors and promotes community engagement on college and university campuses. ASCA provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community engagement efforts.

  12. The Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL): COOL is a national organization that promotes community service and service-learning on college and university campuses. COOL provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community

Student-Focussed Groups

Are there student-focussed groups that focus on promoting peace either on campus or in local communities?

  1. Peace Corps: Peace Corps is a federal agency that promotes international peace and understanding by sending American volunteers to work on development projects in communities around the world. Many college and university students participate in the Peace Corps after graduation.

  2. Rotary International: Rotary International is a global organization that promotes peace and understanding through service projects and cultural exchanges. Many college and university students participate in Rotary’s youth programs, such as Rotaract and Interact, which focus on service and leadership development.

  3. Student Peace Alliance: Student Peace Alliance is a national organization that promotes nonviolence and social justice on college and university campuses. Student Peace Alliance provides resources and support for student groups to engage in activism and advocacy for peace and social justice issues.

  4. Student Global AIDS Campaign: Student Global AIDS Campaign is a national organization that promotes HIV/AIDS education and advocacy on college and university campuses. Student Global AIDS Campaign provides resources and support for student groups to engage in activism and advocacy for HIV/AIDS issues.

  5. United World Colleges: United World Colleges (UWC) is a global organization that promotes international understanding and peace through education. UWC operates a network of international schools and colleges that offer a two-year pre-university program, and many college and university students participate in UWC programs after graduation.

  6. Campus Compact: Campus Compact is a national organization that promotes community service and service-learning on college and university campuses. Campus Compact provides resources and support for student groups to engage in service projects that promote peace and understanding in their communities.

  7. The Global Majority: The Global Majority is a global organization that promotes nonviolence and social justice through education and training. The Global Majority operates a network of centers and institutes that offer workshops, seminars, and trainings on nonviolence and social justice issues, and many college and university students participate in Global Majority programs.

  8. The Fellowship of Reconciliation: The Fellowship of Reconciliation is a global organization that promotes nonviolence and reconciliation through education, training, and activism. The Fellowship of Reconciliation operates a network of local, regional, and national groups that engage in nonviolence and reconciliation efforts, and many college and university students participate in Fellowship of Reconciliation programs.

  9. Amnesty International: Amnesty International is a global organization that promotes human rights and social justice through education, research, and advocacy. Many college and university students participate in Amnesty International’s youth programs, such as the Student Action Network, which focus on human rights education and activism.

  10. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN): ICAN is a global organization that promotes nuclear disarmament through education, research, and advocacy. Many college and university students participate in ICAN’s youth programs, such as the ICAN Youth Network, which focus on nuclear disarmament education and activism.

  11. The Nobel Peace Prize Forum: The Nobel Peace Prize Forum is a global organization that promotes peace and understanding through education and cultural exchange. The Nobel Peace

Academic Courses/Subjects for University/Community Engagement

Are there academic courses or subjects that focus on university/community engagement
Yes, many colleges and universities offer academic courses or subjects that focus on university and community engagement. These courses may be offered through a variety of academic departments, including education, sociology, public policy, and community development, among others.
Some examples of academic courses or subjects that focus on university and community engagement include:

  1. Service-learning: Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that combines academic coursework with service to the community. Students engage in service projects related to the course content, and reflect on the service experience as a way to deepen their understanding of the course material.
  2. Community-based research: Community-based research is a research method that involves working with community partners to identify and address a community problem or issue. Students engage in research projects in collaboration with community partners, and may also participate in data collection, analysis, and dissemination.
  3. Civic engagement: Civic engagement courses focus on the roles and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic society, and may include service-learning or community-based research as a component. Students may also learn about issues related to social justice and community development.
  4. Community development: Community development courses focus on the process of building and strengthening communities, and may include topics such as community organizing, participatory planning, and community-based research.
  5. Public policy: Public policy courses focus on the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies that affect communities and society at large. Students may learn about issues such as social justice, community development, and civic engagement, and may also engage in service-learning or community-based research as a component of the course.

Research Findings

Does research show that engagement in community activities such as those outlined above, increase student wellbeing and/or mental health?
Research has shown that engagement in community activities, such as service-learning, community-based research, and civic engagement, can have a positive impact on student well-being and mental health.
Service-learning has been shown to have a number of positive effects on students, including increased feelings of self-worth and self-esteem, increased social connectedness, and increased feelings of compassion and empathy. Service-learning can also provide students with opportunities to develop new skills and gain a sense of accomplishment.
Community-based research has been shown to have a number of positive effects on students, including increased critical thinking and problem-solving skills, increased self-esteem and sense of accomplishment, and increased social connectedness. Community-based research can also provide students with opportunities to learn about and contribute to the well-being of their communities.
Civic engagement has been shown to have a number of positive effects on students, including increased feelings of self-worth and self-esteem, increased social connectedness, and increased feelings of compassion and empathy. Civic engagement can also provide students with opportunities to develop new skills and gain a sense of accomplishment.
Overall, research suggests that engagement in community activities can have a positive impact on student well-being and mental health by providing students with opportunities to develop new skills, feel a sense of accomplishment, and connect with others in their communities.

Orgs / Groups for Service Learning

What organisations or groups advocate or promote Service Learning (in a higher education context)
There are many organizations and groups that advocate for and promote service-learning in higher education. Here are a few examples:

  1. Campus Compact: Campus Compact is a national organization that promotes service-learning and community engagement on college and university campuses. Campus Compact provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their service-learning programs, and advocates for the integration of service-learning into higher education curricula.

  2. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS): CNCS is a federal agency that promotes service-learning and community service on college and university campuses. CNCS provides funding and support for institutions to develop and enhance their service-learning programs, and advocates for the integration of service-learning into higher education curricula.

  3. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC): AACC is a national organization that represents community colleges and promotes service-learning on college and university campuses. AACC provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their service-learning programs, and advocates for the integration of service-learning into higher education curricula.

  4. The Association of American Universities (AAU): AAU is a national organization that represents research universities and promotes service-learning on college and university campuses. AAU provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their service-learning programs, and advocates for the integration of service-learning into higher education curricula.

  5. The National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP): NCCEP is a national organization that promotes service-learning and community engagement on college and university campuses, with a focus on increasing access to higher education for underserved students. NCCEP provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their service-learning programs, and advocates for the integration of service-learning into higher education curricula.

  6. The American Council on Education (ACE): ACE is a national organization that represents higher education leaders and promotes service-learning on college and university campuses. ACE provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their service-learning programs, and advocates for the integration of service-learning into higher education curricula.

  7. The National Campus Leadership Council (NCLC): NCLC is a national organization that represents student leaders and promotes service-learning on college and university campuses. NCLC provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their service-learning programs, and advocates for the integration of service-learning into higher education curricula.

  8. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU): AASCU is a national organization that represents public four-year colleges and universities and promotes service-learning on college and university campuses. AASCU provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their service-learning programs, and advocates for the integration of service-learning into higher education curricula.

  9. The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U): AAC&U is a national organization that represents higher education institutions and promotes service-learning on college and university campuses. AAC&U provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their service-learning programs, and advocates for the integration of service-learning into higher education curricula.

  10. The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA): NASPA is a national organization that represents student affairs professionals and promotes service-learning on college and university campuses. NASPA provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their service-learning programs, and advocates for the integration of service-learning into higher education curricula.

Orgs/Groups for Community-based Research

Can you provide an equivalent list (as long as possible, please) of orgs and groups who promote Community-based Research

  1. The Association for Community and Civic Engagement (ACCE): ACCE is a national organization that promotes community-based research and community engagement on college and university campuses. ACCE provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community-based research programs, and advocates for the integration of community-based research into higher education curricula.
  2. The Community-Based Research Network (CBRN): CBRN is a national organization that promotes community-based research and community engagement on college and university campuses. CBRN provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community-based research programs, and advocates for the integration of community-based research into higher education curricula.
  3. The National Council on Undergraduate Research (NCUR): NCUR is a national organization that promotes undergraduate research and creative inquiry on college and university campuses. NCUR provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community-based research programs, and advocates for the integration of community-based research into higher education curricula.
  4. The Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH): CCPH is a national organization that promotes community-based research and community engagement on college and university campuses, with a focus on health and social justice issues. CCPH provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community-based research programs, and advocates for the integration of community-based research into higher education curricula.
  5. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR): CUR is a national organization that promotes undergraduate research and creative inquiry on college and university campuses. CUR provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community-based research programs, and advocates for the integration of community-based research into higher education curricula.
  6. The Institute for Community Research (ICR): ICR is a national organization that promotes community-based research and community engagement on college and university campuses. ICR provides resources and support for institutions to develop and enhance their community-based research programs, and advocates for the integration of community-based research into higher education curricula.
  7. The Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC): CBRC is a national organization that promotes community-based research and community engagement on college and university campuses. CBRC provides resources and support for institutions to