ADVANCING THE PUBLIC PURPOSE OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
BY DEEPENING THEIR ABILITY TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY LIFE
AND TO EDUCATE STUDENTS FOR CIVIC AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
The Engaged Department Toolkit
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.
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