The Engaged University

International Perspectives on Civic Engagement

Author: David Watson,Robert Hollister,Susan E. Stroud,Elizabeth Babcock

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136738444

Category: Education

Page: 312

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The Engaged University is a comprehensive empirical account of the global civic engagement movement in higher education. In universities around the world, something extraordinary is underway. Mobilizing their human and intellectual resources, institutions of higher education are directly tackling community problems – combating poverty, improving public health, and restoring environmental quality. This book documents and analyzes this exciting trend through studies of civic engagement and social responsibility at twenty institutions worldwide. This timely volume offers three special contributions to the literature on higher education policy and practice: a historical overview of the founding purposes of universities, which almost invariably included a context-specific element of social purpose, together with a survey of how these "founding" intentions have fared in different systems of higher education; a contemporary account of the policy and practice of universities – all over the world – seeking to re-engage with this social purpose; and an overview of generic issues which emerge for the "engaged university."
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Making Writing Matter

Composition in the Engaged University

Author: Ann M. Feldman

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791478660

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Challenging more limited approaches to service learning, this book examines writing instruction in the context of universities fully engaged in community partnerships.
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Community Matters: Service-Learning in Engaged Design and Planning

Author: Mallika Bose,Paula Horrigan,Cheryl Doble,Sigmund C. Shipp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317907760

Category: Architecture

Page: 376

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Winner of the EDRA 2015 Book Award! Community Matters: Service Learning in Engaged Design and Planning explores issues that resonate with a diverse group of design and planning educators drawn to the challenge of supporting greater community building and empowerment while combining learning with practice. The book explores such questions as: How do we foster mutuality and reciprocity in community-academy partnerships? What conflicts, challenges, limits and obstacles do we face in our service-learning studios and projects? What evidence do we have of our impacts on students and communities and how are we responding? How are we being attentive to the contemporary environmental and societal issues? What is our role as both designers and agents of societal change? How are we innovating to enable greater capacities for individuals, future practitioners and communities? This book provides compelling evidence that educators should be adopting engaged pedagogies, research methods and theories through which they can bring together education, practice and scholarship at the boundary of community and academy.
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University Engagement With Socially Excluded Communities

Author: Paul Benneworth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400748752

Category: Education

Page: 352

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This volume provides insightful analysis of the way higher education engages with socially excluded communities. Leading researchers and commentators examine the validity of the claim that universities can be active facilitators of social mobility, opening access to the knowledge economy for formerly excluded groups. The authors assess the extent to which the ‘Academy’ can deliver on its promise to build bridges with communities whose young people often assume that higher education lies beyond their ambitions. The chapters map the core dynamics of the relationship between higher education and communities which have bucked the more general trend of rapidly rising student numbers. Contributors also take the opportunity to reflect on the potential impact of these dynamics on the evolution of the university’s role as a social institution. The volume was inspired by a symposium attended by a wide spectrum of participants, including government, senior university managers, academic researchers and community groups based in areas suffering from social exclusion. It makes a substantive contribution to an under-researched field, with authors seeking to both shape solutions as well as better diagnose the problem. Some chapters include valuable contextual analysis, using empirical data from North America, Europe and Australia to add substance to the debates on policy and theory. The volume seeks to offer a defining intellectual statement on the interaction between the concept of a ‘university’ and those communities historically missing from higher education participation, the volume deepens our understanding of what might characterise an ‘engaged’ university and strengthens the theoretical foundations of the topic.
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The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research

Author: Ian Shaw,Katharine Briar-Lawson,Joan Orme,Roy Ruckdeschel

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206742

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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"This is an ambitious book. It aims at nothing less than a comprehensive account of the state of the art of social work research internationally and an intellectually original statement that will help to define and shape social work research. Those with a serious interest in social work research will agree that this is a major undertaking and one that should put social work research 'on the map'." - Ian Sinclair, University of York, UK "This terrific Handbook provides an essential map for navigating the complex currents of social work research today. It resists polemical and simplistic binaries to chart a course that emphasizes diversity, pluralism and sensitivity to political contexts in many featured exemplars. As key chapters note, inherent tensions at the heart of social work itself are mirrored in current debates about the purposes and methods of social work research. Rather than patch over differences, the volume invites us to understand historical roots of unresolvable tensions, and live with them. The international scope of the volume is unique--scholars from more than a dozen different countries were involved --and its broad scope counters the tendency toward parochialism of much North American literature. The Handbook should be essential reading for students and academics." - Catherine Riessman, Boston University, USA The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research provides a comprehensive, internationally-focused account of leading social work research, offering an original and defining statement on contemporary theory and practice within the field. The groundbreaking Handbook engages critically with the nature and role of social work research and evaluation in contemporary societies around the globe, and asks four key questions: - What is the role and purpose of social work research? - What contexts shape the practice and purpose of social work research? - How can we maximise the quality of the practice of social work research? - How can the aims of social work in its varied domains be met through social work research? Ranging over local, national and international issues, and exploring questions of theory and practice, this is a diverse and constructively organized overview of the field. It will quickly be recognized as a benchmark in the expanding field of social work research, setting the agenda for future work in the arena.
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The Engaged Campus

Certificates, Minors, and Majors as the New Community Engagement

Author: D. Butin,S. Seider

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137113286

Category: Education

Page: 203

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The Engaged Campus offers a set of emerging best practices and articulation of critical issues for faculty and administrators committed to developing, strengthening, or expanding majors or minors in community engagement at their respective institutions.
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English Studies: The State of the Discipline, Past, Present, and Future

Author: N. Gildea,H. Goodwyn,M. Kitching,H. Tyson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137478055

Category: Education

Page: 130

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An accessible and wide-ranging consideration of concerns facing English Studies in its surrounding context of the university and society. The contributors to this volume seek to trace, in the face of current challenges, historical and contemporary debates surrounding English Studies.
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Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management

Author: Daniel J. Decker,Shawn J. Riley,William F. Siemer

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407418

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Wildlife professionals can more effectively manage species and social-ecological systems by fully considering the role that humans play in every stage of the process. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management provides the essential information that students and practitioners need to be effective problem solvers. Edited by three leading experts in wildlife management, this textbook explores the interface of humans with wildlife and their sometimes complementary, often conflicting, interests. The book's well-researched chapters address conservation, wildlife use (hunting and fishing), and the psychological and philosophical underpinnings of wildlife management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management explains how a wildlife professional should handle a variety of situations, such as managing deer populations in residential areas or encounters between predators and people or pets. This thoroughly revised and updated edition includes detailed information about • systems thinking• working with social scientists• managing citizen input• using economics to inform decision making• preparing questionnaires• ethical considerations
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Learning, Teaching and Social Justice in Higher Education

Author: Noah Riseman,Sue Rechter,Ellen Warne

Publisher: UoM Custom Book Centre

ISBN: 1921775289

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 244

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"This book brings together a wide range of higher education practitioners from across disciplines. Their chapters suggest innovative approaches to learning, teaching and delivering a tertiary education experience that centres social justice as a core mission of universities. The authors address the ways in which universities grapple with the challenges involved in the selection processes, administration, teaching and learning and student support associated with an increasingly large student population drawn from a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, including many students who will be returning to live overseas. Some of the specific challenges of these developments have included those of selection, academic literacy, independent learning, student support and student engagement. A second dimension is the traditional role of the universities as sources of independent intellectual and ethical critique of social institutions, both in terms of research and public intellectual contribution to political and social policy debates, and in terms of the formation of students in their capacities as critical, ethical, citizens and professionals. This social-ethical critique has traditionally been built into the humanities and the social science disciplines and the 'helping professions' but has now found its way into other disciplines and professional areas, such as business and engineering. As well, broader social policy and political discourse has more explicitly embraced social-ethical agendas of inclusiveness and marginalisation of social groups; recognition of the damage to the overall society of enduring and increasing social inequality." -- BOOK JACKET.
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Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education: The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions

New Directions for Higher Education, Number 147

Author: Lorilee R, Sandmann,Courtney H. Thornton,Audrey J. Jaeger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118216784

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Leading scholars of engagement analyze data from the first wave ofcommunity-engaged institutions as classified by the CarnegieFoundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The analysescollectively serve as a statement about the current status ofhigher education community engagement in the United States.Eschewing the usual arguments about why community engagement isimportant, this volume presents the first large-scale stocktakingabout the nature and extent of the institutionalization ofengagement in higher education. Aligned with the Carnegie CommunityEngagement Classification framework, the dimensions of leading,student learning, partnering, assessing, funding, and rewarding arediscussed. This volume recognizes the progress made by this first wave ofcommunity-engaged institutions of higher education, acknowledgesbest practices of these exemplary institutions, and offersrecommendations to leaders as a pathway forward. This is the 147th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher educationquarterly report series New Directions for HigherEducation. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans,and other higher-education decision-makers on all kinds ofcampuses, New Directions for Higher Educationprovides timely information and authoritative advice about majorissues and administrative problems confronting everyinstitution.
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Faith and Secularisation in Religious Colleges and Universities

Author: James Arthur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134241119

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This book is a detailed study of higher education institutions affiliated to particular religions. It considers the debates surrounding academic freedom, institutional governance, educational policy, mission and identity together with institutions’ relations with the state and their wider communities. A wide range of institutions are examined, including: Christian, Islamic and Jewish universities in the US, Europe and the Middle East. Essentially, this volume questions whether such institutions can be both religious and a ‘university’ and also considers the appropriate role of religious faith within colleges and universities.
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Science Communication

A Practical Guide for Scientists

Author: Laura Bowater,Kay Yeoman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118406664

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Science communication is a rapidly expanding area and meaningfulengagement between scientists and the public requires effectivecommunication. Designed to help the novice scientist get started with sciencecommunication, this unique guide begins with a short history ofscience communication before discussing the design and delivery ofan effective engagement event. Along with numerous case studieswritten by highly regarded international contributors, the bookdiscusses how to approach face-to-face science communication andengagement activities with the public while providing tips to avoidpotential pitfalls. This book has been written for scientists at all stages of theircareer, including undergraduates and postgraduates wishing toengage with effective science communication for the firsttime, or looking to develop their science communicationportfolio.
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Research Administration and Management

Author: Elliott C. Kulakowski,Lynne U. Chronister

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449666078

Category: Medical

Page: 916

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This reference text addresses the basic knowledge of research administration and anagement, and includes everything from a review of research administration and the infrastructure that is necessary to support research, to project development and post-project plans. Examples of concepts, case studies, a glossary of terms and acronyms, and references to books, journal articles, monographs, and federal regulations are also included.
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Research, Actionable Knowledge, and Social Change

Reclaiming Social Responsibility Through Research Partnerships

Author: Edward P. St. John

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579227376

Category: Education

Page: 276

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A professional text written for social science researchers and practitioners, Research, Actionable Knowledge and Social Change provides strategies and frameworks for using social science research to engage in critical social and educational problem solving. Combining the best practices of critical analysis and traditional research methods, this professional text offers guidance for using the Action Inquiry Model (AIM), a transformative model that explains how to successfully conduct action-oriented research in a multitude of professional service organizations. The aim of the text is to encourage a new generation of research-based partnerships reforms that promote equity and access for underserved populations. Topics discussed include: • The historical precedents for universities engaged in social change • The limitations of current social science theory and methods • The critical-empirical approach to social research • The issues relating to social justice within the policy decision process • The use of social research to integrate an emphasis of social justice into economic and policy decision making Research, Actionable Knowledge and Social Change does not propose different foundations for social research, but rather argues that it is necessary to reconsider how to work with theory and research methods to inform change. This text can also be used by students enrolled in graduate and Ed.D/Ph.D Higher Education Leadership programs and graduate programs across professional fields including K-12, public administration, sociology, health, cultural studies, organizational development and organizational theory. It further offers students guidance for research design and dissertation research.
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Resolving Community Conflicts and Problems

Public Deliberation and Sustained Dialogue

Author: Roger A. Lohmann,Jon Van Til

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231525281

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Public deliberation and group discussion can strengthen the foundations of civil society, even when the groups engaged in debate share a history of animosity. Scholars have begun to study the dialogue sustaining these conversations, especially its power to unite and divide groups and individuals. The twenty-four essays in this collection analyze public exchanges and the nature of sustained dialogue within the context of race relations, social justice, ethnic conflicts, public-safety issues, public management, community design, and family therapy. They particularly focus on college campuses and the networks of organizations and actors that have found success there. Open discussion may seem like an idealistic if not foolhardy gesture in such milieus, yet in fact the practice proves crucial to establishing and reinforcing civic harmony.
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Commercialising Public Research New Trends and Strategies

New Trends and Strategies

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264193324

Category:

Page: 132

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This report describes recent trends in government and institutional level policies to enhance the transfer and exploitation of public research. It also benchmarks a set of countries, universities and public research institutions (PRI) based on both traditional and new indicators.
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Unthinkable Thoughts

Academic Freedom and the One-State Model for Israel and Palestine

Author: Susan G. Drummond

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774822104

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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In 2009, an international conference exploring models of statehood for Israel and Palestine was held at York University. The conference became a cause c�l�bre when extraordinary pressures were exerted on organizers and university administrators by academics, private donors, pro-Israel lobbies, and other groups concerned with this issue. This book covers the events from the perspective of one of the conference organizers. Based on her own experiences and communications, as well as drawing from confidential e-mails released under Freedom of Information legislation, Susan Drummond offers a behind-the-scenes, insider's look at these extraordinary events and their implications for academic freedom.
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The Engaged Intellect

Philosophical Essays

Author: John Henry McDowell

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674031647

Category: Philosophy

Page: 343

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The Engaged Intellect collects important essays of John McDowell. Each involves a sustained engagement with the views of an important philosopher and is characterized by a modesty that is partly temperamental and partly methodological. It is typical of McDowell to represent his own best insights either as already to be found in the writings of his heroes (Aristotle, Wittgenstein, Gadamer, and Sellars) or as inevitably emerging from a charitable modification of the views of those (such as Anscombe, Sellars, Davidson, Evans, Rorty, Dreyfus, and Brandom) subjected here to criticism. McDowell therefore develops his own philosophical picture in these pages through a method of indirection. The method is one of intervening in a philosophical dialectic at a characteristic junctureâe"in which it is difficult to avoid the feeling that further progress is required. McDowell shows how progress is to be achieved by preserving what is most attractive in the views of those he is in conversation with, while whittling away their weaknesses. As he practices this method, what emerges through the volume is the unity of McDowellâe(tm)s own views. The combination of philosophical breadth with dialectical depthâe"of intricate argumentative detail with overall philosophical coherenceâe"marks McDowell as one of the most compelling philosophers of our time.
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University Social Responsibility and Quality of Life

A Global Survey of Concepts and Experiences

Author: Daniel T. L. Shek,Robert M. Hollister

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811038775

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

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This book provides a critical review of the theory and practice of University Social Responsibility. In addition to addressing the nature of and concepts surrounding University Social Responsibility, as well as its ties to areas such as service learning or engaged scholarship, the book also presents effective practices from around the world. Dedicated chapters demonstrate how University Social Responsibility can manifest itself in different types (civic, moral, economic or global responsibility), levels (local, national, regional or international), and formats (partnership, venture or joint project), depending on local contexts and needs. The book also focuses on three areas of work – educating students to take on social responsibility, broadening access to education, and applying knowledge to societal problems – to highlight the potential and viable ways University Social Responsibility can be employed to promote quality of life in society. Offering a unique resource, it is intended to stimulate thinking and expand the repertoire of all educators, administrators, and organizations who wish to incorporate societal needs into their core mission and promote quality of life in different communities around the world.
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