Center for Civic Engagement

Engaged Scholarship

Articles, research documents, and other materials put together by the Nazareth community. 

  • "Teaching civic engagement" 
    This article was published in "Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement" by Jed Metzger, an associate professor in social work. The article discusses how Metzger used Service-Learning to engage with the community and address the problem of youth violence.
  • "Management Ethics"
    In this paper, Rebecca Wulforst examines "The Utilization of Ethical Models to Develop Learning Experiences and Improve the Programs at a Community Organization"
  • "Out-of-school programs: Connecting, Contributing, Caring" 
    This editorial was published in the Democrat and Chronicle, in it, Collin Hayes, Khadija Aweis, and Braa Elkhind explain how the Nazareth College Service-Learning First Year Seminar connects students in the college with students in the community.
  • "Hope Across the Razor Wire" 
    In this publication, Dr. Ed Wiltse of the Nazareth College English and Communications Dept. discusses his "Jail Project", the yearly service-learning project which sets up "Student-Inmate Reading Groups at Monroe Correctional Facility"
  • "Doing Time in College"
    This article examines "Student–Prisoner Reading Groups and the Object(s) of Literary Study" by taking a look back at the ten years that Dr. Wiltse has been running the Service-Learning project at the Monroe Correctional Facility.
  • Leadership and Service through Intergenerational Learning 
    This article was published by Nazareth Students Dana Court, Jaide Edwards, and Abigail Goings, along with their faculty advisor Dr. Steitz. It appeared in Columbia College's Service-Learning Journal and assesses "The Older Adult and Student Partnership"
  • Applying Ethical Theory to the Evaluation of a Community Organization 
    This case study, written by Giulia Molisana and Rebecca Wulforst "takes an in-depth look at a community organization’s programs through the analysis of the data collected from activity observations using the Out of School Time (OST) observation instrument...and summarizes the research process, presents the main findings, and suggests how the community organization can improve their programs."