Content with Topics : Engaged Scholarship

Faculty Reward Structures and Engaged Scholarship Issue: Metropolitan Universities Journal

Entitled Recognizing Engaged Scholarship in Faculty Reward Structures: Challenges and Priorities, Vol. 27.2 of Metropolitian Universities published by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) focuses on practical and diverse approaches to the challenge of integrating engaged scholarship into academic culture and policies.  The articles offer replicable examples of recognizing community-based work at the school, campus and system level and from a variety of urban and metropolitan institutions. As the academic workforce continues to evolve through the introduction of a growing new generation of scholars, every academic institution will need to consider how policies align with changing cultural values and scholarly…

Realizing Place-Based Strategies (Institute 1 – Princeton)

Steve Dubb, Senior Fellow at the Democracy Collaborative shared this presentation on place-based strategy at the Civic Action Planning Institute in Princeton, NJ. Download [5.20 MB]

Multi-Year Community Engaged Programs for Students,

This reporting assignment was undertaken to describe a range of exemplary, independently managed, multi-year community engaged programs for students. Given that each program that we focus on was developed independent of one another, with its own distinctive name, origin story and characteristics, we felt it important to document the breadth of innovative practices being used to develop engaged citizens and scholars. It is the rm belief of the authors that these types of programs can and should be considered deeply by other institutions of higher education wishing to create a distinctive and engaged educational experience that will help students stand…

Posing as a Doctor is Illegal…unless you go to the “Developing World”.

Originally published as an Op-Ed on Feb. 25th 2016 in the Orlando Sentinel, this longer piece provides additional information and links to relevant articles that may be of interest. Noelle Sullivan  On February 18th, 2016, 18-year old Malachi Love-Robinson was arrested for “Posing as a Doctor” in Palm Beach. Practicing medicine without a license is a third-degree felony in Florida. Yet, were Mr. Love-Robinson to fly to Tanzania, Cambodia, Bolivia, Honduras, Senegal, Nepal or any other so-called “developing country”, not only would he be able to practice medicine without a license…his actions would be celebrated. An expanding and highly lucrative…

CAMPUS COMPACT PRESIDENTIAL ESSAY IN JHEOE

Through Campus Compact’s partnership with the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, we are able to highlight the voice of our member presidents. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement has recently published volume 20(2), June 2016 which features President of Middlesex Community College Anna Wasescha. It is found here, where full-text articles can be accessed subscription free. CAMPUS COMPACT PRESIDENTIAL ESSAY The Meaning of a Compact Anna Wasecha  pp. 7-22

A Tribute to Earl H. Potter III

In an already heartbreaking week, the news of St. Cloud State University President Earl H. Potter’s death in a car accident is devastating. A past board member, vice-chair, and chair of the Minnesota Campus Compact (MNCC) board of directors, he steadfastly advocated and practiced thoughtful civic dialogue and action. He sought to integrate community engagement into every aspect of SCSU’s operations as essential to its communities and to education for “work, life, and citizenship.” He was a national leader too, serving on Campus Compact’s organizational development and strategic planning task force, while also contributing significantly to AASCU’s American Democracy Project…

American Council Professional Fellow Joins National Office

Ms. Diana Grosu, a Professional Fellow from Moldova, has joined Campus Compact’s national office in Boston, Massachusetts. Grosu is a participant in the American Councils’ Professional Fellows Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Professional Fellows are competitively selected public servants between 25 and 35 years of age from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Belarus and Ukraine who hold advanced degrees in economics, law, management and other related fields, and are fluent in English. Fellows are placed in full-time internships with government offices, NGOs and research institutions across the United States based on the…

Campus Compact Action Statement to be Celebrated in Boston

Campus Compact will be celebrating the more than 350 signatories on our Action Statement during a Summit of Presidents and Chancellors on March 20, 2016 at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston. Over 350 Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors have already signed the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement, a document containing strong language about the public obligations of higher education that commits campuses to taking specific steps to deepen their engagement for the benefit of students, communities, and the broader public. The document concludes with a commitment by each signatory to create…

Creating a Great Campus Civic Action Plan

Campus Compact has made available guidance for campuses engaged in designing campus action plans. The plans emanate from commitments made in the Campus Compact 30th Anniversary Action Statement. In signing the 30th Anniversary Action Statement, presidents and chancellors make a public commitment both to its principles and to developing a plan to put those principles into action. The framework available on the Campus Compact website provides a shared foundation for Compact members to approach Civic Action Plan (CAP) development while encouraging creativity, flexibility, and boldness. Our guide for “Creating a Great Civic Action Plan” is a useful starting point and…

Community Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship: A Bigger Umbrella

If we imagine all the ways our campuses can engage with the larger community, we can think of a pretty large umbrella. It may include service-learning, community-based research, problem-based learning, civic work and others. Recently, social entrepreneurship has been an increasingly important presence on campuses. Ashoka U, the higher education arm of Ashoka, a four-decade old incubator for social entrepreneurs recently found social entrepreneurship courses and programs in over two hundred campuses. Articles about social entrepreneurs have appeared in major media outlets. Fixes, a series co-written by David Bornstein and Tina Rosenberg for the New York Times, features articles on…

Explore 30th Anniversary Conference Program

The full conference program is now available! Learn more about the many exciting opportunities for learning and networking at Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Conference this March in Boston. For three days, administrators, faculty, and other higher education leaders will convene for a critical dialogue about past and present efforts to achieve our shared goals and how we can move higher education to more fully embrace its public purposes. Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to join your colleagues across the country – Explore conference details and register today!

Now Accepting Applications for 2016 Newman Civic Fellows

The nomination period for Campus Compact’s Newman Civic Fellows Award, which recognizes community-involved student leaders, is now open!Campus Compact member presidents and chancellors are encouraged to nominate a student for this special recognition.The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors the late Frank Newman, one of Campus Compact’s founders and a tireless advocate for the civic engagement of higher education. You can learn more about the 2015 Newman Civic Fellows here.In the spirit of Dr. Newman’s leadership, we are seeking nominations of undergraduate or graduate students who are proven leaders with both the motivation and ability to make substantial contributions toward public…

The Engaged Dissertation: Exploring Trends in Doctoral Student Research

>> Return to Toolkit: Development of Scholars and Practitioners of Community Engaged Research This study explored the extent to which doctoral students are conducting community-engaged scholarship and investigated the characteristics of their degree-granting institutions. The research utilized the most immediate work of doctoral students by examining completed dissertations. Analysis showed which graduate students are pursuing community engagement through their scholarship, whether they are increasing in number, and the fields of study and institution types with which they are affiliated. By identifying who is producing engaged scholars, best practices can be identified in the future. In addition, the findings revealed which…

Scholarship of engagement and engaged scholars: Through the eyes of exemplars

>> Return to Toolkit: What is Engaged Scholarship? How do leaders of the scholarship of engagement (SOE) experience and define this field? To gain insights into these differing understandings of SOE, this study explored the perspectives of a group of elites, exemplars within the field of the scholarship of engagement. Framed in social constructivism, this study explored the exemplars’ socially and culturally mediated experiences, beliefs, and symbolic interactions. Key findings suggested that the exemplars’ journey and their understandings of SOE were interrelated to their current positionality. Two interrelated but different groups emerged from the data, representing a university-centric enclave and…

Measuring and Articulating the Value of Community Engagement: Lessons Learned from 100 Years of Cooperative Extension Work

>> Return to Toolkit: Demonstrating Quality and Impacts of Engaged Scholarship The Cooperative Extension System was created in 1914 with the passage of the Smith-Lever Act. Cooperative Extension was the first formal nationwide structure created for university–community engagement. Expectations for Extension as an engaged institution have changed over time. Once seen chiefly as a source of private value for program participants in local communities, Extension is now also expected to provide public value for those not directly involved in Extension programs. After 100 years of community engagement efforts, Cooperative Extension has learned lessons about measuring and articulating the value of…

Scholarship Perceptions of Academic Department Heads: Implications for Promoting Faculty Community Engagement Scholarship

>> Return to Toolkit: Demonstrating Quality and Impacts of Engaged Scholarship After North Carolina State University developed recommendations for departments and faculty to integrate learning, discovery, and engagement through the scholarship of engagement, the issue was raised: “What do department heads think, and how do they support engagement especially during promotion, tenure, and reappointment of engaged faculty?” This study found that 75% of departments say they value community- engagement scholarship when making promotion and tenure decisions, 73% of the departments include standards to reward community-engagement scholarship, and 20% of the departments have no expectations for faculty to be community-engagement scholars….

Partnering to Survive: Reflections on the Pursuit of Campus-Community Initiatives Prior to Tenure

>> Return to Toolkit: Demonstrating Quality and Impacts of Engaged Scholarship How does a early career faculty member survive the pursuit of campus-community initiatives? This article draws on experiences gained through a unique faculty position that combines community engagement with full academic responsibilities. The article provides lessons learned through adventures in applied teaching, negotiated criteria for tenure and promotion, and the cultivation of community relationships that have culminated in a truly “civic scholarship.” Sherman, D.L. (2013). Partnering to Survive: Reflections on the Pursuit of Campus-Community Initiatives Prior to Tenure. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 17(4), 155-174.

Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action

>> Return to Toolkit: Special Journal Issues Dedicated to Engaged Scholarship >> Return to Toolkit: How to do Community-Academic/University Partnerships Well This special issue of Progress in Community Health Partnerships (PCHP), “Maximizing Community Contributions, Benefits, and Outcomes in Clinical and Translational Research,” seeks to advance the field of community-based health research by providing information, tools, and understanding of the accomplishments, best practices, and challenges that community and academic partners have experienced in their engagement with National Institutes of Health-funded Clinical and Translational Science Awardees (CTSAs) and other research entities. Shepard, P.M., Idehen, A., Casado, J., Freeman, E., Horowitz, C., Seifer,…

Design in the Public Interest –The Dilemma of Professionalism

>> Return to Toolkit: How to do Engaged Scholarship Well Part One is an overview of concepts of professionalism in design. It concludes with an overview of emerging trends in academic and professional practice, such as non-profit community design advocacy projects like Design Corps, and numerous practices engaged in what the Cooper-Hewitt Museum calls ―Design for the Other 90 Percent. Part Two focuses on the design process itself, arguing for approaches that favor Design Engagement rather than Design Assistance and offering principles that can foster community collaborative design practice.Corser, Rob. (2011). Design in the Public Interest –The Dilemma of Professionalism. Imagining America….