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Colleges and universities expect that society's pursuit of democratic goals is continuously informed by well-prepared graduates who shape and contribute to the common good. The creative, competent, and committed student is often a faculty's finest form of service. Joining this fundamental mission to the daily tasks of continually building and renewing democracy was the focus of the 12th annual AAHE Research Forum. Crossing boundaries among teaching, research, and service includes making informed commitments and taking responsible actions. But what do we need to know to reconsider who we are and what we do in light of the changing complexities of civic and community life? What questions might shape our scholarship? This research agenda is devoted to asking these and other questions about how our responsibilities for the quality of teaching and learning merge with another priority: contributing to solving community problems.


1996 AAHE Research Forum