Enhancing underrepresented students’ success through participation in community engagement

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors investigate the relationships between students’ participation in a multifaceted community-engaged learning program (the Community Engagement Scholars Program-CESP) and their educational success. Using propensity score matching techniques, the authors compared undergraduate students participating in CESP with comparable peers who did not participate. The students who participate in the program progressed more rapidly toward graduation, completing more credits, and were more likely to persist/graduate (93% vs. 83%) after four years. Students from groups underrepresented in postsecondary education completed more credits and, although not significant, had higher persistence/completion (89% vs. 81%) compared with other underrepresented students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEducating for Citizenship and Social Justice
Subtitle of host publicationPractices for Community Engagement at Research Universities
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages221-235
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783319629711
ISBN (Print)9783319629704
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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