Creating a New Kind of University: Institutionalizing Community-University Engagement / Edition 1

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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

  • How to fund partnerships between communities and universities
  • Ways in which to weave engagement into the fabric of campus administration
  • How college and university presidents can begin to institutionalize engagement
  • Challenges in the future of university engagement

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.

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"...illustrates the many significant benefits that result for auniversity and its community when democratic, community-university,problem-solving partnerships function as the primary means torealize a university’s democratic civic mission."
—Ira Harkavy, Center for Community Partnerships University ofPennsylvania
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882982882
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: JB - Anker Series , #60
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 281
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen L. Percy directs the Center for Urban Initiativesand Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and isalso the chancellor's deputy for The Milwaukee Idea. He has been acampus leader in forging community-university partnerships betweenUWM and Milwaukee communities, including the implementation of afive-year Community Outreach Partnership Center funded by the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban development. He is co principalinvestigator and project director for a $3 million CarnegieCorporation grant for Teachers for a New Era and director of theKnowledge Management Component at the Helen Bader Institute forNonprofit Management at UM. A member of the UWM faculty since 1988,he currently serves as professor of p political science andprofessor of urban studies with research interests focused on urbanpolicy, organization of local governance, and policy evaluation. Heis also author of numerous books and articles, includingDisability, Civil Rights and Public Policy: The Politics ofImplementation (University of Alabama Press, 1989), whichreceived the Outstanding Book Award by the Gustavus Meyers Centerof Human Rights in the United States. He served on the Governor'sBlue Ribbon Commission of State and Local Relations for the 21stCentury. He is a recipient of the UWM Alumni Association'sDistinguished Public Service Award.

Nancy L. Zimpher became the president of the Universityof Cincinnati in 2003, after serving for five years as chancellorof UWM. Her career also includes the deanship of the College ofEducation and executive deanship of the Professional colleges atThe Ohio State University in Columbus. An author and editor ofbooks on higher education and teacher education, she served aspresident of the Holmes Partnership from 199602001 and as a memberof the Executive Board of the National Council for Accreditation ofTeacher Education. She currently chairs the Commission on InternalPrograms for the National Association of State Universities andLand-Grand Colleges (NASULGC) and has served as a member of theAmerican Council on Education's Leadership and InstitutionalEffectiveness Commission. She serves on the boards of NASULGC andthe American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Dr.Zimpher has participated on numerous state and regional as well ascivic and community commissions and boards. She cochairs he OhioBoard of Regents' Articulation and Transfer Advisory Council and isthe Inter-university Council representative to the Ohio Board ofregents' Funding Commission. She has served on several statewidecommissions and councils, including the Ohio Board of Regents/OhioBoard of Education Joint Council, the Wisconsin Governor’sTask Force on Technical Education, and the Wisconsin StateSuperintendent's Blue Ribbon Commission of the Arts and Education.She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Council forthe Advancement and Support of Education's Chief ExecutiveLeadership Award, the Distinguished Research Award from theAssociation of Teacher Educators and the Wisconsin Department ofPublic Instruction State Superintendent's Friend of EducationAward. She is also included in the Ohio Womens' Hall of Fame.

Mary Jane Brukardt serves as associate to the presidentat Eastern Washington University, in Cheney, Washington,facilitating strategic planning for the university. A writer andconsultant to higher education for more than two decades, she alsoserved as senior writer for Chancellor Zimpher at UWM and wasdirector of communications for The Milwaukee Idea. With NancyZimpher and Stephenn Percy she coauthored A Time for Boldness: AStory of Institutional Change (Anker, 2002). Other publicationsfor which she has provided editorial support include CrossingBoundaries: the Urban Education Imperative (2004), a jointreport from the American Association of State Colleges andUniversities and the National Association of State Universities andLand-Grant Colleges; A Call to Leadership: The Presidential Rolein Internationalizing the University (2004), a report of theNASULGC Task Force on International Education; and Calling theQuestion: Is Higher Education Ready to Commit to CommunityEngagement? (UWM 2004), coauthored with Barbara Holland,Stephen Percy, and Nancy Zimpher. She has also edited aphilanthropic journal and a two-volume history of The JohnsonFoundation and Wingspread. She has received awards for printpublications and web site development from the Public RelationsSociety of America and from the Council on Foundations.

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Table of Contents

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 ChangeFrom 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. (SusanKelly).

Exploring the Scholarship of Engagement.

6. Engagement in Teaching and Learning (Elizabeth Hollanderand Jennifer Meeropol).

7. the Grassroots Approach to Curriculum reform: The Culturesand 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 EngagedUniversity (Anthony Ciccone).

Innovative Approaches to Engagement.

10. All-University Engagement in Education Reform: The MilwaukeePartnership Academy (Marleen C. Pugach, Linda M. Post, adnAlfonzo Thurman).

11. Taking the Lead From the Community: Nonprofit ManagementEducation (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, andNancy L. Zimpher).


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