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

Community Colleges for Democracy

Aligning Civic and Community Engagement with Institutional Priorities

Paperback
February 2022
9781945459252
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  • Publisher
    Campus Compact
  • Published
    24th February
  • ISBN 9781945459252
  • Language English
  • Pages 200 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 13 illus.
$39.95

Community colleges, as local institutions, are an essential part of the American landscape of higher education, playing key roles to democratize it and to provide more people access to upward mobility. At the same time, community colleges are especially well positioned to provide benefits for the larger communities in which they are located in ways that actively engage students and deepen their educational experiences. Yet with decreasing budgets and in some cases decreasing enrollments, we are seeing institutional priorities being scaled back to only those that would appear most obvious in their ability to advance institutional effectiveness and student success. In this context, support for civic engagement programs has languished and, in some instances, disappeared altogether.

This book presents a set of contemporary case studies examining how civic engagement and learning strategies at community colleges can be leveraged to advance institutional effectiveness, college completion, and student success. The chapters provide evidence of strategies and innovative ways that community colleges have extended their efforts to institutionalize civic learning and democratic engagement and the impact of those efforts. Collectively, the case studies suggest that to ensure civic engagement and democratic learning for all community college students, community college leaders should intentionally align and infuse civic engagement and democratic learning with their institutional priorities, making their connections apparent and measurable. This book provides evidence that there are a variety of effective strategies to educate community college students for democracy while advancing student and institutional success.

FOREWORD — Andrew J. Seligsohn
INTRODUCTION
Advancing Institutional Priorities through Civic and Community Engagement — Verdis L. Robinson
1. CIVIC LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES
Institutional Characteristics and Practices of Community Engaged Campuses — John Saltmarsh and Glenn Gabbard
2. BLENDING CIVIC AND CAREER EDUCATION IN THE “IN-BETWEEN” SPACES
The Minneapolis College Example — Lena Jones
3. CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AFTER THE SUMMER OF HATE — Connie Jorgensen
4. CIVIC ASSESSMENT AT DELTA COLLEGE
Measuring Change in Political Interest, Civic Attitudes, and Likelihood of Future Participation — Lisa Lawrason
5. FORGING GUIDED PATHWAYS FOR CIVIC AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT
Developing a Partnership to Provide Civic Opportunities for Students That Span Their Enrollment at Two- and Four-Year Institutions — Sarah J. Diel-Hunt and Stephen K. Hunt
6. DEMOCRACY’S COLLEGES REVISITED
Creating an Inter-Segmental Civic Engagement Pathway between California Community Colleges and the California State Universities — Patricia D. Robinson
7. CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE
Finding your Community Engagement Fit to Put Students First — Erin Riney
8. DEVELOPING AND ASSESSING HIGH-IMPACT, CLASSROOM-INTEGRATED SERVICE-LEARNING PROJECTS — Lori Moog and Emilie Stander
9. PUBLIC ACHIEVEMENT
Increasing Student Persistence and Completion through Robust Political Experiences — John J. Theis
10. THE ARC OF ASSESSMENT LEADS TO STUDENT SUCCESS AND SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Kapi‘olani’s Service and Sustainability Learning Program — Robert Franco, Krista Hiser, and Francisco Acoba
AFTERWORD — Brian Murphy
EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Verdis L. Robinson

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Clayton A. Hurd

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community college; democracy; civic engagement