Community Engagement Education Model

Teaching & Engagement, 2016


Summary

Many semester-long, service-learning projects realize immediate impact on community partners and service-learning students, yet this has not translated into long-term community impact. It is felt the short time frame of the fifteen-week semester coupled with the partner’s limited capacity and infrastructure to act on recommendations diminishes long-term impact. This two-year process will evaluate the ability to strengthen partnerships and develop capacity for the region’s residents by going beyond the semester time frame and including an expanded team that includes Nebraska Extension and community and professional experts and also extends the project time frame over multiple years with participation of multiple studios of students.

Contributors

Kim Wilson (PI; RFI Fellow), Professor & Director, Landscape Architecture Program, College of Architecture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Partners

Nebraska Extension
Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
Willa Cather Foundation
City of Red Cloud
Red Cloud Chamber of Commerce

Contact: Kim Wilson, kwilson4@unl.edu