The Engaged Department Toolkit

The Engaged Department Toolkit


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780966737103
Publisher: Campus Compact
Publication date: 07/13/2003
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Richard M. Battistoni is Professor of Political Science at Providence College and Campus Compact Engaged Scholar on Civic Engagement. Formerly the Director of the Feinstein Institute for Public
Service at Providence College, Rick also developed and directed service-learning efforts at Rutgers and Baylor Universities. A scholar in the field of political theory with a principal interest in the role of education in a democratic society, his major service-learning publications include Experiencing Citizenship: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Political Science (co-edited with William E. Hudson) and "Making a Major Commitment: Public and Community Service at Providence College,” in Zlotkowski, ed., Successful Service-Learning Programs. Another book, Education for Democracy: Citizenship, Community and Service, which he co-edited with Benjamin R. Barber, is a principal textbook used in service-learning classes taught around the country. Rick is currently heading a National High School Civic Engagement Initiative, a two-year project funded by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Sherril B. Gelmon

John Saltmarsh is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Leadership in Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is also Distinguished Engaged Scholar at the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, where he leads the project in which the Swearer Center serves as the administrative partner with the Carnegie Foundation for elective Community Engagement Classification.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Why an Engaged Department

Chapter 2: Creating an Engaged Department

Chapter 3: Departmental Planning: What Works and What Gets in the Way

Chapter 4: Defining Civic Engagement

Chapter 5: Community Partnerships

Chapter 6: Evolving Faculty Roles and Rewards

Chapter 7: Assessment Principles and Strategies

Chapter 8: Creating an Action Plan

Appendix I: Sample Application for Participation in an Engaged Department Institute

Appendix II: Sample Engaged Department Institute Agenda

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