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Texas Campus Compact Member's Survey Fall 2001 Executive Summary

The Texas Campus Compact is a coalition of higher education institutions across the state that is committed to the civic engagement and service-learning aspects of higher education. To support this endeavor, Texas Campus Compact promotes community service that teaches students' citizenship and values. The Texas Campus Compact is committed to a partnership between campuses and the communities, as well as to assist faculty who seek to integrate community engagement into their teaching and research.

By creating a supportive campus environment for community service, colleges and universtiies can best prepare students to be active and involved members of society.

These members participated in the study:

  • Brookhaven Colege
  • Collin County Community College District
  • Dallas Community College District
  • North Harris Community College District
  • Southwestern Universtiy
  • St. Edward's
  • Southern Methodist University
  • South Plains College
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • University of Houston
  • University of St. Thomas

The ratio of surveys returned to surveys distributed was fifty-four percent. We hope that data collected from the survey will help each school have a better understanding of service-learning across the state.

The first section of the results showed a fairly even distribution between public and private schools as well as 2-year and 4-year schools. It also gave other characteristics of the instituions such as religious affiliation, community college, and Hispanic-serving.

The next section was titled Student Service Statistics. The results showed the level of student involvement on the individual campus The most significant finding was that each school averaged 8,471.31 hours of community service each year

The following section looked at the administrators role in service-learning at each campus. The results showed most service-learning directors reported to the provost's office, with an annual budget of $50,000 to $1000,000 per year.

Section D examined the campus support for community service. In this section, the study showed outcomes of respones indicating president/administrative involvement. The following information in this section looked at issues and populations associated with service-learning.

The last two sections provided results about service-learning developement and institutional sevice-learning.

 



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