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“A Truly Inspiring Notion:” A Case-Study of Project-Based Graduate Service-Learning

Marnie Lawler McDonough, Laurie Marks, Leslie Harris


Due to the changing nature of the academic landscape, there is an increasing need to prepare graduate students for careers not only within, but also outside of academia. Despite evidence focused on the positive impact of undergraduate service-learning, little is known about comparable experiences of graduate students with professional aspirations within the academy or beyond. This study aims to answer the question, “What are the experiences of graduate students and community partners as they work together on a service-learning project?” In answering this question, we attempt to show a justification and need for project-based service-learning in graduate education.

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Partnerships is sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact, and hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. ISSN: 1944-1061
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