Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices / Edition 1

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Praise for Civic Engagement in Higher Education

"This volume is must-reading for presidents, faculty, and staff working to strengthen civic engagement in all types of colleges and universities. With a welcome and distinctive focus on student civic learning outcomes, it presents practical strategies based on the experience of leading programs around the country."—Lawrence S. Bacow, president, Tufts University

"Barbara Jacoby has brought together an outstanding group of authors who have written an extraordinarily important book. It provides powerful case examples, approaches, and strategies that will significantly contribute to the practice of civic engagement across higher education."—Ira Harkavy, associate vice president and director, Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania

"Timing is everything and the time is right for this book. It addresses the history, current need, and future of civic engagement in higher education. It is a must-read for administrators, faculty, and staff interested in supporting and furthering civic engagement on their campuses and nationwide."—Devorah Lieberman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Wagner College

"This comprehensive book provides both inspiration and useful models for anyone interested in how higher education can foster a new generation of engaged citizens."—Maureen F. Curley, president, Campus Compact

"Bringing much clarity to the elusive concept of civic engagement, Barbara Jacoby and her associates offer important new vistas to the epistemologies and programmatic features that undergird one of today's most important higher education movements."—Andrew Furco, associate vice president for public engagement, University of Minnesota

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470388464
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/27/2009
  • Series: JB - Anker Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 818,443
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Jacoby is senior scholar for the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she also serves as chair of the Coalition for Civic Engagement and Leadership. She is the author or editor of five books, including Service-Learning in Higher Education, Involving Commuter Students in Learning, and Building Partnerships for Service-Learning, all from Jossey-Bass. Jacoby is a sought-after speaker and consultant on civic engagement and service-learning.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Thomas Ehrlich.



The Authors.


1. Civic Engagement in Today’s Higher Education: An Overview (Barbara Jacoby).

2. What We Know about Civic Engagement among College Students (Mark Hugo Lopez and Abby Kiesa).

3. Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility: The Civic Learning Spiral (Caryn McTighe Musil).

4. Civic Engagement in the First College Year (Mary Stuart Hunter and Blaire L. Moody).

5. Engaging General Education (Kim Spiezio).

6. The Influence of Integrative and Interdisciplinary Learning on Civic Engagement (Nance Lucas).

7. Capstone Experiences (Kevin Kecskes and Seanna Kerrigan).

8. Enhancing Intercultural Competence through Civic Engagement (Michelle R. Dunlap and Nicole Webster).

9. Leadership Education and the Revitalization of Public Life (Nicholas V. Longo and Marguerite S. Shaffer).

10. Moving from Service-Learning to Civic Engagement (Marshall Welch).

11. Community-Based Undergraduate Research: Collaborative Inquiry for the Public Good (Elizabeth L. Paul).

12. Global Civic Engagement (Barbara Jacoby and Nevin C. Brown).

13. Securing the Future of Civic Engagement in Higher Education (Barbara Jacoby and Elizabeth Hollander).


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