Title

The Formation of a Research Collaboration: Same Time, Next Year? an Essay

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Originally Published In

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

Volume Number

5

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

70-71

Abstract

This essay describes the evolution of two scholars’ discussion of common interests in a major national study involving faculty, students, and a community partner. A service-learning project involving analysis of a large service-learning alumni database by a graduate research methods class was central to the project. Compelling findings about the formation of civically minded professionals emerged. This essay focuses on that process, while identifying the major outcomes.