Content with Topics : Engaged Scholarship

Dewey’s dream: Universities and democracies in an age of education reform

In this section of the book, the authors assert that by working toward solving the overall problems of the public school system, the University of Pennsylvania will be much better able to achieve its traditional mission to advance, preserve, and transmit knowledge. At the same time, the University will help produce well-educated citizens necessary for a genuine democratic society. Benson, L. Harkavy, I., & Puckett, J. (2007). Dewey’s dream: Universities and democracies in an age of education reform (especially pp. 77-113). Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Engaged scholarship and the creation of useful organizational knowledge

Engaged scholarship represents one way for making research relevant to organizational practitioners by bridging the gap between theory and practice. Engaged scholarship is viewed as a form of collaborative inquiry between academics and practitioners that leverages their different perspectives to generate useful organizational knowledge. This article explores the possibilities associated with engaged scholarship in three specific contexts: (1) theory-building and research, (2) pedagogy, teaching, and education, and (3) institutional opportunities and constraints as they relate to issues of tenure and promotion and creation of the engaged campus. Barge, J. & Shockley-Zalabak, P. (2008). Engaged Scholarship and the Creation of Useful…

Stepping forward as stewards of place: A guide for leading public engagement at state colleges and universities.

This is AASCU’s task force report on public engagement, a practical and strategic guide for state college and university leaders who want to more deeply embed public engagement in the fabric of their institution at the campus, college, and departmental levels. The report includes sections on challenges and importance of, and recommendations and guidelines for, quality engaged practice. American Association of State Colleges and Universities (2002). Stepping Forward as Stewards of Place: A Guide for Leading Public Engagement at State Colleges and Universities. Washington, DC: AASCU. Full text.

Report: Social Network Theory to Increase Success

Social Networking and First Generation College Student Success: Using Social Network Theory to Enhance ‘Critical’ Engagement and Persistence Efforts This paper offers a conceptual framework for the use of social networking technology to promote critical engagement and success among first-generation college students. Drawing on critical theory to scrutinize principles of student engagement in college, this paper proposes a conceptual framework to map a “college staying culture” among first-generation college students. Specifically, the authors posit that online social networking is instrumental in the transmission of social capital for equitable postsecondary outcomes. The authors suggest that this conceptual framework offers valuable insight…

Service-Learning at the American Community College

This volume brings together a breadth of new research on how service-learning – combining community-based experiential learning with classroom instruction – can best be employed at community colleges. It discusses outcomes and best practices for all involved, covers both theory and practice, and draws on both qualitative and quantitative methods.

2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award Winner

Campus Compact has chosen Leda Cooks, Professor of Communications at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to receive the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The Ehrlich Award is given annually to recognize one senior faculty member for exemplary leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, supporting community engagement, and contributing to the public good. The award is generously sponsored by the KPMG Foundation. “Through the Ehrlich Award, we celebrate faculty who have made major contributions to higher education’s commitment to civic engagement and community-based learning,” says Campus Compact president Andrew J. Seligsohn. “We are proud to recognize the depth of…

Why Do Engaged Scholarship?

Boyer, E. (1994). Creating the new American university. Chronicle of Higher Education, March 9, A. 48. In this last page proclamation in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Boyer admonishes colleges and universities to become “part of the solution” for the pressing social ills of our times, and introduces the concept of the new American university that would be devoted to solving society’s social problems. Boyte, H. & Hollander, E. (1999). Wingspread declaration on the civic responsibilities of research universities. /initiatives/research_universities/wingspread_declaration In this document university presidents, provosts, deans, and faculty members with extensive experience in higher education as well as representatives…

Charles Strain

former Ehrlich Award finalist, administrative leader, understands moral development theory, supports “lattice” of opportunities for students (formerly a “ladder”) with asset-focused approach

New Times Demand New Scholarship II: Research Universities and Civic Engagement—Opportunities and Challenges

This report focuses on opportunities and challenges in four areas critical to expanding and institutionalizing civic engagement within research universities: engaged scholarship (i.e., scholarship aimed at critical societal issues); scholarship focused on civic and communtiy engagement; educating students for engagement; and advancing civic engagement within and across research universities.

Campus Compact Member Engagement Survey

The Campus Compact Member Engagement Survey is a vehicle for members to share feedback about where they are finding value in the work of our coalition nationally and on the ground. We want to provide more of what you value and less of what you don’t. We encourage all constituents to complete the survey—community engagement professionals, faculty, administrators, presidents, national service members, students, and others. Tell us what you think! The 2021 survey will remain open until July 1, 2021. Annual Membership Survey (1986-2016) Campus Compact conducted an annual membership survey from 1986 to 2016. Its purpose was to assess…

How Higher Education Is Integrating Diversity and Service Learning: Findings from Four Case Studies

With the generous support of the James Irvine Foundation, California Campus Compact conducted a research study (conducted by Dr. Lori Vogelgesang) exploring how independent colleges and universities were integrating service learning and diversity and identified some “best practices.”