This handbook is designed to help departments develop strategies for including community-based work in their teaching and scholarship, making community-based experiences a standard expectation for majors, and encouraging civic engagement and progressive change at the departmental level. It acts as both a resource and a curriculum, assisting others in replicating the Engaged Department Institutes offered nationwide by Campus Compact.  The toolkit comes with a CD-ROM with key information from the text as well as PowerPoint slides and sample documents that can be adapted to meet the needs of individual departments.   

Table of Contents:
  • Introduction 
  • 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

Authors: Richard M. Battistoni, Sherril B. Gelmon, John Saltmarsh, Jon Wegin, Edward Zlotkowski