Becoming an Engaged Campus : A Practical Guide for Institutionalizing Public Engagement

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-04-05
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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There is a trend to have universities make a stronger commitment to community engagement. This book offers a how-to resource for campus leaders who want to take a strategic approach to creating change within the university and in relation to the community. It emphasizes what to do to expand community engagement at the university, and explains how to minimize the risks that can accompany this work. The authors provide a clear path to creating an engaged university and institutionalizing change so that it becomes integrated into the fabric of the university.

Author Biography

Carole A. Beere retired in 2007 as the first associate provost for outreach and dean of graduate studies at Northern Kentucky University. James C. Votruba is president of Northern Kentucky University. Gail W. Wells is the vice president for academic affairs and provost at Northern Kentucky University.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
About the Authorsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Outreach and Public Engagement: Understanding the Contextp. 9
The Alignment Processp. 31
Aligning the Foundational Elementsp. 50
Aligning Leadershipp. 68
Aligning the Organizational Structurep. 82
Aligning Faculty and Staffp. 96
Aligning Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenurep. 124
Aligning for Student Engagementp. 140
Aligning Accountability and Reporting Systemsp. 155
Aligning Communicationp. 178
Aligning with the Communityp. 190
Aligning Public Policyp. 211
Moving Forwardp. 221
Referencesp. 229
Indexp. 243
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