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Creating a New Kind of University builds on the authors' previous book, A Time for Boldness, in its vision for creating “engaged universities”—institutions of higher education that partner with communities to solve universal problems. In order to identify critical elements of engagement and barriers to its progress, the authors begin by examining efforts made by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee toward propelling institution-wide commitments to engagement in the community. The authors then survey the state of engagement nationally and provide an overview of the scholarship on engagement.
The book presents innovative approaches to fostering successful community-university engagement efforts. It also considers implications for sustainability, such as
Written by a group of national leaders in higher education who believe it is time for change, Creating a New Kind of University is a call for American universities to realize their democratic promise through academically-based community service. A valuable resource for presidents, provosts, and administrative leaders, the book offers new and viable perspectives on how to move beyond ideas about engagement to real institutional change.
About the Authors.
Engagement in Context: The Milwaukee Idea.
1. Moving Forward Along New Lines (Mary Jane Brukardt, Stephen L. Percy, and Nancy L. Zimpher).
2. Elements of Effective Community Engagement (Jon F. Wergin).
Inside and Outside the Milwaukee Idea: Thoughts on Change From Three Perspectives.
3. UWM Community Conversations (Deborah Fagan).
4. The Role of Shared Governance (Ellen Murphy).
5. When the Work on the Margins Becomes the Main Game. (Susan Kelly).
Exploring the Scholarship of Engagement.
6. Engagement in Teaching and Learning (Elizabeth Hollander and Jennifer Meeropol).
7. the Grassroots Approach to Curriculum reform: The Cultures and Communities Program (Gregory Jay and Sandra E. Jones).
8. The How and Why of the Scholarship of Engagement (David N. Cox).
9. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the Engaged University (Anthony Ciccone).
Innovative Approaches to Engagement.
10. All-University Engagement in Education Reform: The Milwaukee Partnership Academy (Marleen C. Pugach, Linda M. Post, adn Alfonzo Thurman).
11. Taking the Lead From the Community: Nonprofit Management Education (Rita Hartung Cheng).
Engagement: Implications For Sustainability.
12. Funding Community-University Partnerships (Armand W. Carriere).
13. Weaving Engagement Into the Fabric of Campus Administration (John Wanat).
14. Institutionalizing Engagement: What Can Presidents Do? (Nancy L. Zimpher).
15. The Path Ahead: What's Next for University Engagement? (Mary Jane Brukardt, Barbara Holland, Stephen L. Percy, and Nancy L. Zimpher).