Based on the findings of a multi-year research project, this volume profiles successful community engagement practices and programs at community colleges across the country. Designed to provide both two- and four-year institutions with specific guidance on creating an engaged campus, it explores institutional culture, organizational structures, enabling mechanisms, curricular issues, and partnering strategies as avenues to community and civic engagement. Also included is a comprehensive self-assessment tool to help campuses evaluate and deepen their own engagement practices. 

Table of Contents:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Community Colleges and the Civic Engagement Movement
  • Institutional Culture
  • Curriculum & Pedagogy
  • Faculty Culture
  • Mechanisms and Resources
  • Community-Campus Exchange
  • Conclusion: Community colleges and the Promise of a Diverse Democracy
  • Appendix I: Research Methodology
  • Appendix II: Campus Compact's "Indicators of Engagement" Self-Assessment Guide
  • Appendix III: Key Campus Contacts for Colleges in This Study 
  • References