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

Paperback
July 2003
9780966737103
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  • Publisher
    Campus Compact
  • Published
    13th July 2003
  • ISBN 9780966737103
  • Language English
  • Pages 90 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11"
$70.00

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.

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

Richard M. Battistoni

Richard M. Battistoni is Professor of Political Science at Providence College and Campus Compact Engaged Scholar on Civic Engagement. Formerly the Director of the Feinstein Institute for Public Service at Providence College, Rick also developed and directed service-learning efforts at Rutgers and Baylor Universities. A scholar in the field of political theory with a principal interest in the role of education in a democratic society, his major service-learning publications include Experiencing Citizenship: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Political Science (co-edited with William E. Hudson) and "Making a Major Commitment: Public and Community Service at Providence College,” in Zlotkowski, ed., Successful Service-Learning Programs. Another book, Education for Democracy: Citizenship, Community and Service, which he co-edited with Benjamin R. Barber, is a principal textbook used in service-learning classes taught around the country. Rick is currently heading a National High School Civic Engagement Initiative, a two-year project funded by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Sherril B. Gelmon

Sherril B. Gelmon

John Saltmarsh

John Saltmarsh is Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Leadership in Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is also Distinguished Engaged Scholar at the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, where he leads the project in which the Swearer Center serves as the administrative partner with the Carnegie Foundation for elective Community Engagement Classification.

Jon Wegin

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Edward Zlotkowski

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