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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Becoming an Engaged Campus

A Practical Guide for Institutionalizing Public Engagement

Author: Carole A. Beere,James C. Votruba,Gail W. Wells

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118009983

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Becoming an Engaged Campus offers campus leaders a systematic and detailed approach to creating an environment where public engagement can grow and flourish. The book explains not only what to do to expand community engagement and how to do it, but it also explores how to document, evaluate, and communicate university engagement efforts. Praise for Becoming an Engaged Campus "This provocative yet exceedingly practical book looks at all of the angles and lays bare the opportunities and barriers for campus-community engagement while providing detailed pathways toward change. This comprehensive treatise marks a significant shift in the literature from the what and why of public engagement to the how. It is simply superb!"—Kevin Kecskes, associate vice provost for engagement, Portland State University "Becoming an Engaged Campus is an essential guidebook for university leaders. It details the specific ways that campuses must align all aspects of the institution if they are to be successful in the increasingly important work of community outreach and engagement."—George L. Mehaffy, vice president for academic leadership and change, American Association of State Colleges and Universities "Most colleges and universities make the rhetorical claim of community engagement; this book is an excellent primer on how to transform the rhetoric into reality. The authors do not speak in abstract terms. They describe the specific structures, policies, and programs that have made Northern Kentucky University a national model of how a large urban university can transform its impact on the region it is supposed to serve."—William E. Kirwan, chancellor, University System of Maryland
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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