This volume recognizes the progress made by this first wave of community–engaged institutions of higher education, acknowledges best practices of these exemplary institutions, and offers recommendations to leaders as a pathway forward.
This is the 147th volume of the Jossey–Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher–education decision–makers on all kinds of campuses, New Directions for Higher Education provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.
1. Carnegie′s New Community Engagement Classification: Affirming Higher Education′s Role in Community 5Amy DriscollA leader in the engagement movement offers insights on the purpose and potential of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
2. Leading the Engaged Institution 13Lorilee R. Sandmann, William M. PlaterThe experiences of successful institutions highlight the importance and practices of strong organizational leadership.
3. Rewarding Community–Engaged Scholarship 25John Saltmarsh, Dwight E. Giles Jr., Elaine Ward, Suzanne M. BuglioneCommunity engagement should be included in the definitions of teaching, scholarship, and service used in faculty promotion and tenure.
4. Innovative Practices in Service–Learning and Curricular Engagement 37Robert G. Bringle, Julie A. HatcherBecause service–learning is the most important curricular vehicle of community engagement, new approaches must be devised to assess its quality.
5. Issues in Benchmarking and Assessing Institutional Engagement 47Andrew Furco, William MillerAn assessment process provides the means to conduct a status check of a campus′s overall level of community engagement.
6. Understanding and Enhancing the Opportunities of Community–Campus Partnerships 55Carole BeereA former outreach administrator examines campus–community partnerships and suggests how to make them productive and sustainable.
7. Engagement and Institutional Advancement 65David Weerts, Elizabeth HudsonStrong advancement programs are critical to providing necessary resources for engagement.
8. After the Engagement Classification: Using Organization Theory to Maximize Institutional Understandings 75Courtney H. Thornton, James J. ZuichesEngagement efforts can be well served by attending to all aspects of the structure, politics, culture, and human resources that enable institutions to fulfill this mission.
9. Will it Last? Evidence of Institutionalization at Carnegie Classified Community Engagement Institutions 85Barbara A. HollandAs community engagement emerges as a central philosophy and practice in higher education, the experiences with it provide a complex portrait of organizational change.
10. The First Wave of Community–Engaged Institutions 99Lorilee R. Sandmann, Courtney H. Thornton, Audrey J. JaegerThis chapter summarizes the key findings from the volume′s examinations of the Carnegie applications and offers considerations for the future of engagement in higher education.