This brief document from Higher Education Strategies Associates [HESA] highlights three areas in the humanities and social sciences, focusing especially on areas that seek to connect universities to the wider world:

1) Service learning: This section highlights what some programs are doing to get their students into their community, thereby cultivating important skills and strengthening connections between the institution and the surrounding area;

2) Multidisciplinary studies: An exploration of some trends in creating concentrations to help guide students through the exciting world of multidisciplinary learning and a consideration of some well-designed programs that draw from several perspectives;

3) Indigenous Studies programs and community learning: A brief overview of some new Indigenous Studies programs and some reflections on what Indigenous Studies can teach other programs about community engagement.