The mission of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS) is to provide leadership, scholarship, and outreach that “transforms” the face of youth sports in ways that maximize the beneficial physical, psychological, and social effects of participation for children and youth while minimizing detrimental effects. Since its inception in 1978, ISYS has partnered with numerous organizations to promote healthy youth sports participation. In this article, the general steps ISYS takes to form and facilitate partnerships are addressed. Four long-term partnerships are also described. The services provided to these organizations are described and the advantages and challenges of working with partners, in general, are delineated. How these partnerships are used to facilitate the teaching, outreach-engagement, and scholarship components of the Michigan State University land grant mission are also described. The case of ISYS shows that conducting community outreach and engagement projects greatly enhance the scholarly mission of the university.
Jenn M. Jacobs and Thomas Templin
urban youth. Don’s work was a forerunner to Boyer’s scholarship of application ( Boyer, 1990 ) and tied perfectly to today’s ethic of university engagement with the community. After working in several high schools, he initiated a program at Open Meadow Learning Center, an alternative high school in
, University of Utah; Matthew Miller, Auburn University Engagement in error estimation is suggested as one of the possible explanations behind the self-controlled feedback learning effect, yet error estimation has rarely been manipulated in self-controlled feedback paradigms. The present study aimed to address