Reports and Models

New Times Demand New Scholarship: Research Universities and Civic Engagement — A Leadership Agenda,
This Leadership Agenda, published by Tufts University in 2006, describes the group’s rationale and philosophy and provides recommendations that outline why it is important for research universities to embrace and advance engaged scholarship as a central component of their activities and programs at every level — institutional, faculty, and student.

The statement, endorsed by the entire group, argues that research universities’ exceptional faculty, students, financial resources, and research facilities position them to contribute to community change relatively quickly and in ways that will ensure deeper and longer-lasting commitment to civic engagement across higher education.

New Times Demand New Scholarship II: Research Universities and Civic Engagement — Opportunities and Challenges,
This is the network’s second report. It focuses on four critical areas: 1) engaged scholarship, 2) scholarship focused on civic and community engagement, 3) educating students for civic and community engagement, and 4) advancing civic engagement within and across research universities. This second report also includes models from a range of participating research universities.

The Research University Engaged Scholarship Toolkit
Developed by Timothy K. Stanton of Stanford University and Jeffrey P. Howard of the University of Michigan with assistance from a broad network of contributors, this online resource offers an annotated guide to the best information available on engaged scholarship, as well as models, exemplars, and original essays. The toolkit is regularly updated to reflect changes and growth in the field.

Compact Current TRUCEN Issue (Summer 2010)
In 2010, a special issue of Campus Compact’s newsletter, Compact Current, featured TRUCEN and serves as an excellent overview to the organization.