Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education: The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions: New Directions for Higher Education, Number 147

Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education: The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions: New Directions for Higher Education, Number 147

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ISBN-13: 9780470525609
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/22/2009
Series: J-B HE Single Issue Higher Education Series , #96
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Lorilee R. Sandmann is associate professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia and director of the National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement.

Courtney H. Thornton is director of research for the University of North Carolina system.

Audrey J. Jaeger is associate professor of higher education and founder of the Center for Research on Engagement at North Carolina State University.

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Table of Contents

EDITORS'NOTES 1
Lorilee R. Sandmann, Courtney H. Thornton, Audrey J. Jaeger

1. Carnegie's New Community Engagement Classification: Affirming Higher Education's Role in Community 5
Amy Driscoll
A leader in the engagement movement offers insights on the purpose and potential of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.

2. Leading the Engaged Institution 13
Lorilee R. Sandmann, William M. Plater
The experiences of successful institutions highlight the importance and practices of strong organizational leadership.

3. Rewarding Community-Engaged Scholarship 25
John Saltmarsh, Dwight E. Giles Jr., Elaine Ward, Suzanne M. Buglione
Community engagement should be included in the definitions of teaching, scholarship, and service used in faculty promotion and tenure.

4. Innovative Practices in Service-Learning and Curricular Engagement 37
Robert G. Bringle, Julie A. Hatcher
Because service-learning is the most important curricular vehicle of community engagement, new approaches must be devised to assess its quality.

5. Issues in Benchmarking and Assessing Institutional Engagement 47
Andrew Furco, William Miller
An assessment process provides the means to conduct a status check of a campus's overall level of community engagement.

6. Understanding and Enhancing the Opportunities of Community-Campus Partnerships 55
Carole Beere
A former outreach administrator examines campus-community partnerships and suggests how to make them productive and sustainable.

7. Engagement and Institutional Advancement 65
David Weerts, Elizabeth Hudson
Strong advancement programs are critical to providing necessary resources for engagement.

8. After the Engagement Classification: Using Organization Theory to Maximize Institutional Understandings 75
Courtney H. Thornton, James J. Zuiches
Engagement efforts can be well served by attending to all aspects of the structure, politics, culture, and human resources that enable institutions to fulfill this mission.

9. Will it Last? Evidence of Institutionalization at Carnegie Classified Community Engagement Institutions 85
Barbara A. Holland
As community engagement emerges as a central philosophy and practice in higher education, the experiences with it provide a complex portrait of organizational change.

10. The First Wave of Community-Engaged Institutions 99
Lorilee R. Sandmann, Courtney H. Thornton, Audrey J. Jaeger
This chapter summarizes the key findings from the volume's examinations of the Carnegie applications and offers considerations for the future of engagement in higher education.

INDEX 105

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