Research/Leadership Development/

Rural Community Serviceship Program

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2013   Summary The Rural Community Serviceship project is a mash-up between service-learning and a professional internship. Through the serviceship program, college students have the opportunity to serve as an intern for a community as opposed to …
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Rural Community Engagement & Leadership Program

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2014      Summary The ultimate goal of this project was to build leadership capacity within undergraduate students, and at the same time build leadership capacity of rural high school students and increase their ability to positively …
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Rural Prosperity Research Project

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2016 Summary The purpose of this project is to build the capacity of a cohort of rural communities to effectively create conditions for a more prosperous future by: Increasing economic opportunities that contribute to the creation of …
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Building Capacity for Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating the Family Health and Wellness Coalition’s Community Health Improvement Plan

November 17, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2017    Summary Social, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health account for 60 percent of a person’s health status. Consequently, community development can influence health and a healthy community has a significant economic impact. High rates …
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Measuring the Impact of Youth Leadership Development

November 17, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2015 Summary This project expands the reach and research capacity of the Rural Civic Action Project (RCAP) by developing a psychometrically sound measure of youth leadership (including its developmental aspect) and examining its relationship to community outcomes, such as: …
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Using Crowdsourcing for Leadership Development in Rural Communities

November 17, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2013     Results Designed and implemented a virtual crowdlearning case-based leadership development program for rural Nebraska civic and business leaders. Case-based programs used realistic and engaging scenarios to help develop skills in leadership, creative thinking and …
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