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Developing Leadership Skills and a Commitment to Civic Engagement During an Undergraduate Community-Based Service Learning Class

Kim C. Graber, Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Jamie A. O’Connor, and Jenny M. Linker

Civic engagement and service learning opportunities provide students with unique real-world experiences they are unable to acquire in a traditional in-class setting. Students develop a commitment to the community in which they live, exposure to other populations, leadership abilities, skills to work successfully within a team, and a chance to learn from failure. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized the importance of such opportunities and has added the Community Engagement Classification to the restructured Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education. The purpose of this paper is to provide a synthesis of the literature that addresses civic engagement and service learning opportunities and to describe a university class that was designed to provide undergraduate students with a capstone service learning experience promoting wellness for older adults in the community. Data that were collected to evaluate the success of the class are also described.

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Assessing Student Perceptions to Enhance Undergraduate Research in Kinesiology

Isabel Valdez and Ting Liu

Enhancing undergraduate student involvement in research has been a major goal of American universities since the release of the Carnegie Foundation’s College: The Undergraduate Experience in America ( Boyer, 1987 ). Since the Carnegie Foundation report, American universities have placed a greater

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Experiences of Undergraduates Publishing Biomechanics Research

Stuart A. McErlain-Naylor

According to the National Union of Students, “partnership is about investing students with the power to co-create.” 3 One common way of facilitating staff–student partnerships is through undergraduate involvement in research projects, which has been called the pedagogy for the 21st century. 4 While staff

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Undergraduate Research in Kinesiology: Examples to Enhance Student Outcomes

James A. Carson, John K. Petrella, Vanessa Yingling, Mallory R. Marshall, Jenny O, and Jennifer J. Sherwood

Research and discovery are long-standing hallmarks of higher education. Over the past several decades, the value of conducting and participating in research has expanded from a primary focus for graduate students to include undergraduate students ( Linn, Palmer, Baranger, Gerard, & Stone, 2015

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Undergraduate Sport Management Education: Exploring Ego Development and Leadership Efficacy

Shannon Kerwin and Kirsty Spence

transformative activities within their undergraduate experiences. Rather than producing “technicist administrators,” Zakus et al. ( 2007 ) advocated for sport management educators to develop students’ critical thinking toward innovative leadership. Many sport management programs offer placements or internships

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Undergraduate Enrollments and Faculty Resources in Kinesiology at Selected U.S. Public Universities: 2008–2017

David R. Bassett, Jeffrey T. Fairbrother, Lynn B. Panton, Philip E. Martin, and Ann M. Swartz

the formation of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) in 2006 and the transformation of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education to the National Academy of Kinesiology (NAK) in 2010. The undergraduate curriculum in kinesiology proposed by AKA in 2014 includes the following

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Development, Management, and Evaluation of Undergraduate Experiential Learning: Recommendations for Best Practices

Melissa Pangelinan, Marc Norcross, Megan MacDonald, Mary Rudisill, Danielle Wadsworth, and James McDonald

Experiential learning via internships, practicums, and research provides undergraduate students with rich opportunities to enhance their knowledge of core concepts in kinesiology. Moreover, these types of experiences increase job-related skills (e.g., leadership development, critical thinking

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Female Undergraduate Students’ Experiences Facilitating an Out-of-School Physical Activity Program for Middle School Girls

Peter Stoepker, Duke Biber, and Jaimie McMullen

competent to lead programming. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to understand undergraduate PA leaders’ experiences facilitating the GEM initiative. Method Research Design A qualitative research design was used to investigate undergraduate student experiences leading PA. A formal proposal was

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What’s Holding Them Back? Informing Retention and Success of Kinesiology Undergraduates

Jessica L. Kutz, Melissa Bopp, and Lori A. Gravish Hurtack

education across most disciplines highlights the importance of planning for evolving trends and different demographics within the student body. With the increasing financial costs of not only undergraduate studies but also the heightened rise of graduate school tuition rates, students and their families are

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Implementation and Evaluation of Mock Trial Within Undergraduate Sport Law Curriculum

Makena R. Lynch, Leeann M. Lower-Hoppe, Shea M. Brgoch, James O. Evans, Richard L. Bailey, Mark Beattie, Moetiz Samad, and Ashley Ryder

conceptualize student learning during a mock trial project in an undergraduate sport law class. Mock Trial: ELC in Practice The authors situated this study within the ELC’s four-stage learning cycle, as it presented a progressive framework through which student learning could be examined. A mock trial is a