Northeastern University: Center of Community Services

Research

Website and Journal Resources on Service-Learning and Community-Based Learning

Current and Ongoing Research Projects

  • Gail Begley, Hilary Schuldt, Becca Berkey, and Lisa Roe are exploring the Service-Learning Teaching Assistant program as a form of faculty development.
  • Lori Gardinier and Emily Mann are in the middle of a longitudinal study of Northeastern’s Civic Engagement Program.
  • Becca Berkey, Barak Soreff, and Brooke Schober are exploring how infrastructure could be developed to address university stakeholder interests and obligations while also meeting needs identified by the community in a way that is mutually beneficial.
  • Vanessa Johnson is drafting a manuscript on student development outcomes from a short-term global experience to Ghana.

NU Faculty & Staff Publications

  • Berkey, R, Green, P.M., Meixner, C., & Eddins, E. (Eds). (2018). Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement: Exploring Intersections, Frameworks, and Models of Practice. Stylus Publishing, LLC.
  • Berkey, R., Green, P.M., Meixner, C., & Eddins, E. (Eds). (under contract). Faculty Development in the Service of Community Engagement and Service-Learning: Defining Purpose and Roles, Developing Models of Practice. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
  • Berkey, R., Griffin, F., & Miller, J. (2016). Preparing international students for a competitive job market: Challenges and opportunities. In Krishna Bista & Charlotte Foster (Eds.), Campus Support Services, Programs, and Policies for International Students (119-142). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. http://www.igi-global.com/book/campus-support-services-programs-policies/139325
  • Berkey, R., Griffin, F., and Miller, J. (2015). International students in American pathway programs: Learning English and culture through service-learning. Journal of International Studies, 5(4), 334-352.
  • Caligiuri, P. & Thoroughgood, C. (2015). Developing responsible global leaders through corporate-sponsored international volunteerism programs. Organizational Dynamics, 44(2), 138-145.
  • Kleber, M., Mann, E.A., & Gardiner, L. (2015). Newton, Massachusetts Benchmarking Success Study. Unpublished report.
  • Begley, G. (2013). Making connections: service-learning in introductory cell and molecular biology. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 14(2), 213-220.

NU Faculty, Staff, Community Partner, & Student Conference and Poster Presentations

2016

  • Begley, G., Berkey, R., Roe, L., & Schuldt, H., (2016, May). Undergraduate Service-Learning Teaching Assistants Support Faculty Development in Diverse Ways. Poster presented at the Northeastern University Conference on Advancing Evidence-Based Teaching, Boston, MA.
  • Berkey, R., Soreff, B., & Schober, B. (2016, September). Emergent design: Addressing the needs of multiple stakeholders through university structures. Presented at the International Association of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Bisafar, F. I., & Parker, A. G. (2016, February). Confidence & Control: Examining Adolescent Preferences for Technologies that Promote Wellness. Presented at the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing.
  • Bisafar, F. I., Saksono, H., Baquerizo, P., Moore, D., & Parker, A. G. (2016, May). Youth Advocacy in SNAs: Challenges for Addressing Health Disparities. Presented at the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM.
  • Brucato, M. (2016, September). Course model: Hispanic studies and community engagement. Presented at the International Association of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Fitzpatrick, D., & Golub-Victor, A. (2016, June). Liability and Learning in Community Based Partnerships. Poster presented at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) NEXT Conference and Exposition. Nashville, TN.  
  • Fothergill, M., Maloney, M., Moccia, K., Priest, B., Golub-Victor, A., & Larrieux, S. (2016, April). The Science of Exercise: Implementation of a Health and Wellness Program for Seventh Grade Students. Poster presented at the Northeastern University Research and Scholarship EXPO, Boston, MA.
  • Gardinier, L., Mann, E., Sullivan, H., Este, M., & Harakawa, H. (2016, September). Impacts of compulsory service in undergraduate education: An evaluation of civic engagement. Presented at the International Association of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Golub-Victor, A.,  Boyce, B., Brown, J., LaMarca, A., Oates J., & Wong H. (2016, February). DPT Student Learning Outcomes of a Community-Campus Partnership to Develop and Implement a Health Promotion Curriculum for Urban Youth. Poster presented at the Combined Sections Meeting, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Anaheim, CA.
  • Parisot, C., Sords, M., Fitzpatrick, D., & Golub-Victor, A. (2016, April). Exercise Program for Culturally-Diverse Community Dwelling Older Adults. Poster presented at the Northeastern University Research and Scholarship EXPO, Boston, MA.
  • Parker, A. G. (2016, April). Coping & Disrupting: Digital Approaches to the Collective Pursuit of Health Equity. Presented at the Individual Choice v. Collective Destiny: Conference on The Future of Public Health at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
  • Parker, A. G. (2016, April). Evaluating Impact: A Human-Computer Interaction Perspective. Presented at Boston Civic Media, MIT Media Lab, Boston, MA.

2015

  • Begley, G.S. (2015, December). Developing Engaged Scientists and Citizens: A Network of Partnerships for Effective Service-Learning. Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.
  • Begley, G.S. (2015, March). Developing engaged scientists and citizens: a network of partnerships for effective service-learning. American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology – Experimental Biology Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Berkey, R., Begley, G., Schuldt, H., & Roe, L. (2015, May). Undergraduates as innovation partners in teaching and learning: Lessons from the service-learning teaching assistant program. Conference for Advancing Evidence-Based Teaching at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
  • Berkey, R., Roe, L., Miller, J., Ashley, L., & Kim, S. (2015, June). Designed intervention: Utilizing high-impact practices to enhance professional skill-building with international students. NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Edwards, B., Berkey, R., Gregory Poku, S., & Sievert, J. (2015, April). Community engagement: Radical pedagogy & social change. Design + Social Change: A Showcase of Thought and Practice at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
  • Gardinier, L. & Bonfiglioli, G. (2015, December). Peer-to-Peer Cross Cultural Project-Based Community Engagement. Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.
  • Gardinier, L. & Bonfiglioli, G. (2015, November). Peer-to-peer cross cultural project-based community engagement. International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference. Boston, MA.
  • Hayward, L. (2015, November). Sustaining a long term international service-learning partnership: A model for inclusion and action upon community participant feedback. International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference. Boston, MA.International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference. Boston, MA.
  • Mann, E., Kleber, M., & Gardinier, L. (2015, December). Applying the social genome model: identifying city resources to combat poverty. Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.
  • Mann, E., Kleber, M., & Gardinier, L. (2015, November). Applying the social genome model: identifying city resources to combat poverty. International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference. Boston, MA.
  • Miller, J. & Kostka, I. (2015, November). Cultivating communities of practice with international students using intergenerational oral history projects. International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference. Boston, MA.
  • Parker, A. G. (2015, December). Designing Wellness: Digital Approaches to Health Equity. Presented at the Indiana University School of Informatics Colloquium Series, Bloomington, IN.
  • Parker, A. G. (2015, August). Using Digital Innovation to Achieve Health Equity. Grantmakers in Health Webinar: Using Digital Technology to Promote Healthy Food Access. Webinar.
  • Roe, L., Berkey, R., Ashley, L., & Kim, S. (2015, June). The iterative process of aligning student learning outcomes and assessment tools. NASPA Assessment & Persistence Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Roe, L., Berkey, R., Begley, G., & Schuldt, H. (2015, December). Undergraduates as Innovation Partners in Teaching & Learning: Lessons from the Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Program. Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.
  • Roe, L., Berkey, R., Begley, G., & Schuldt, H. (2015, November). Undergraduates as innovation partners in teaching & learning: Lessons from the service-learning teaching assistant program. International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Conference. Boston, MA. Boston, MA.
  • Saksono, H., Ranade, A., Kamarthi, G., Castaneda-Sceppa, C., Hoffman, J. A., Wirth, C., & Parker, A. G. (2015, February). Spaceship Launch: Designing a Collaborative Exergame for Families. Presented at the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing.
  • Sullivan, H., Roe, L., Curry, D., & Kim, S. (2015, June). Co-constructing the process: Connecting university service programs with community-based organizations. Massachusetts Conference for Service and Volunteering, Framingham, MA.
  • Thorne, J. (2015, April). Conceptual drawing: Bridging the gap. Design + Social Change: A Showcase of Thought and Practice at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

2014

2013

  • Begley, G. (2013). Mapping Experiential Learning to Core Concepts and Skills in Biology. Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.
  • Berkey, R., Griffin, F., & Miller, J. (2013). Coming to America: Introducing Service-Learning to ESL Students through Global Experience. Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.
  • Gardinier, L. & Mann, E. (2013). Can Service-Learning Experiences Change Poverty Attributions among Students? Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.
  • Golub-Victor, A. & Pflug, J. (2013). Making Connections: Use of Service-Learning in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum to Promote Professional Skill Development. Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.

2012

  • Barros, C., Gardinier, L,. Mann, E., & McCarthy, R. (2012). Campus-Community Partnership: Exploring Impacts and Outcomes for Youth in an Intensive After School Program. Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.
  • Begley, G. & Minnig, M. (2012). First-Year Life Science Students Learn Biology by Serving the Community. Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.
  • Doggett, K. & Hoffman, J. (2012). Win-Win: A Service-Learning Approach to Training School Psychologists. Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.
  • Golub-Victor, A. & Pflug, J. (2012). Making Connections between Class and Community:Service-Learning in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum. Northeastern University Service-Learning EXPO.