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Outreach & Research

Recent Outreach

Fourth- and 5th-grade students participating in 2016 Pond Gap Summer Programming gave back to their community by serving and stocking shelves at the Fish Pantry.

Pond Gap community garden staff hosted a booth to provide information about the garden and healthy eating at Open Streets Knoxville 2016. CIRCUS staff performed to showcase the program, which is provided at both Pond Gap and Inskip Elementary Schools.

Music and CIRCUS students from Pond Gap gave back to their community by entertaining the residents of Arbor Terrace with an inspired and fun-filled fall 2015 performance.

Music students from Pond Gap Elementary School were the featured performers of the Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Market Square in December 2015.

Recent Research

  • Kronick, R. F., Lester, Jessica, N. & Luter, D. G. (2013). Introduction to Higher Education’s Role in Public School Reform and Community Engagement. Peabody Journal of Education, 88, 519-524, 2013.
  • Kronick, R. F., Lester, Jessica, N. & Luter D. G. (2013). Conclusion to Higher Education’s role in Public School Reform and Community Engagement. Peabody Journal of Education, 88(5), 657-664.
  • Kronick, R. F., Luter, D. G., & Lester, J. W. (2013). Remember, it’s a pilot: Exploring the experiences of teachers/staff at a university assisted community school. The School Community Journal, 23(2), 161-184.
  • Kronick, R. F., Cunningham, R. B. (2013). Service-learning: Some academic and community recommendations. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 17(3), 121-134.
  • Lester J., Kronick, R. F., & Benson M. (2012). A university joins the community. Phi Delta Kappan, 93(6), 42-45.
  • Kronick, R. F., Cunningham, R. B., & Gourley, M. (2011). Experiencing service learning. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.
  • Kronick. R., Dahlin-Brown, N., & Luter, D. G. (2011). Revitalizing the land grant mission in the south: One university’s path to civic engagement via community schools. In T. Stewart & N. Webster (Eds.), Exploring cultural dynamics & tensions within service-learning (pp.203-118). Charlotte, NC: I.A.E. Press.
  • Kronick, R. F., & Mitchell, L. (2011). Service-learning in a community school: AmeriCorps Vista and the university. Community Works Journal. Retrieved from http://www.communityworksinstitute.org/cwjonline/articles/aarticles-text/kronickvista.html

  • Kronick, R. F. (2016, April). Keynote Speaker. Montgomery Public School’s Full Service Community Schools Summit, Faulkner University, Montogmery, AL.
  • Kronick, R. F. (2015, December). Creating the infrastructure at the school site: An exploration of Pond Gap Elementary School. Presented at The Netter Center Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kronick, R. F., Weinstein, J., & McLeod, L. (2014, April). Circus Arts As A Method for Healing Trauma in Children. Coalition of Community Schools Biannual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kronick, R. F. (2014, April). Keynote Speaker. Experiencing service learning. Innovation Conference, Hiwassee College, Madisonville, TN.
  • Kronick, R. F., & Luter, D. G. (2014, April). University Assisted Community Schools “place” in equitable comprehensive school improvement: Voices from research and experience in Buffalo, NY and Knoxville, TN. Coalition of Community Schools Biannual Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kronick, R. F., & Lester, J. (2014, April). Community school and university partnership: Exploring universities as catalysts for comprehensive school reform. America Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kronick, R. F., Harkavy, I., Taylor, H. L., & Walsh, M. (2014, January). Community school focusing on University Assisted Community Schools. Webinar.
  • Kronick, R. F., & Luter, D. G. (2013, November). Reciprocity in Community-School-University Partnerships: Voices for Research and Experience. Presented at the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement 13th Annual Conference. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Kronick, R. F., & Wright, J. (2013, November). Service learning roles in faculty development. Presented at the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement 13th Annual Conference. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Kronick, R. F. (2012, November). A place and a system of relationships: The University Assisted Community School in Knoxville, Tennessee. Presented at The 20th Anniversary of The Netter Center Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kronick, R. F., Harkavy, I., Curry, R., & Pittman, P. (2012, May). Higher education and community schools: Engaging university assets in developing and sustaining University-Assisted Community Schools #B2. Coalition of Community Schools National Forum, San Francisco, CA.
  • Kronick, R. F. (2003, April). Invited Speaker for the State of Florida, which is investigating starting Flagship Schools (Full Service) for the state.

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