The Engaged University: International Perspectives on Civic Engagement

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2011-04-06
  • Publisher: Routledge

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University civic engagement encompasses a broad range of efforts to directly apply university resources to the communities and societies in which they are located. These activities include applied research, community service learning courses, education and training of non-matriculated groups, community development partnerships, and student volunteering. The Engaged University is a fully empirical account of a genuinely global movement of higher education institutions to increase university civic engagement. Based on the self-assessment policies and practices of an international network of over 20 universities' committed to social and civic service, it examines the everyday their objectives, management and achievements.This timely volume offers three special contributions to the literature on higher education policy and practice: an historical overview of university foundation, which is demonstrated as having almost invariably incorporated a context-specific element of social purpose, together with a survey of how these "founding" intentions have fared in different systems of higher education; a contemporary account of the policy and practice of universities ' all over the world ' seeking to re-engage with this social purpose; and an overview of generic issues which emerge for the "engaged university."

Author Biography

David Watson is Principal of Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. Robert M. Hollister is Dean, and Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, in the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. Susan E. Stroud is Executive Director, Innovations in Civic Participation. Elizabeth Babcock is Talloires Network Coordinator, Innovations in Civic Participation.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. viii
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xiv
Series Editors' Introduction: International Studies on Higher Educationp. xvii
Forewordp. xx
The Talloires Declaration on the Civic Roles and Social Responsibilities of Higher Educationp. xxiii
Introduction and Acknowledgmentsp. xxvi
University-Community Relationships: The Long Viewp. 1
Historical and Geographical Perspectivesp. 3
Types of Capital and Citizenshipp. 15
Contemporary Driversp. 24
The Engaged Universityp. 29
The Projectp. 31
The Profilesp. 39
Australia and its Higher Education Systemp. 39
Two-Way Learning: Profile of Charles Darwin University (Australia)p. 41
Sharing Knowledge: Profile of the University of Melbourne (Australia)p. 47
A University Without Walls: Profile of the University of Western Sydney (Australia)p. 54
India and its Higher Education Systemp. 63
An Enlightened Woman is a Source of Infinite Strength: Profile of Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University, Mumbai (India)p. 65
Israel and its Higher Education Systemp. 72
Institution-Wide Commitment to Social Responsibility: Profile of the University of Haifa (Israel)p. 74
The Occupied Palestinian Territories and their Higher Education Systemp. 81
Education and Service for Political Change and Development: Profile of Al-Quds University (OPT)p. 83
Malaysia and its Higher Education Systemp. 89
Community Partnerships to Address National Priorities: Profile of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia)p. 91
Mexico and its Higher Education Systemp. 101
Cultivating Ethics and Citizenship: Profile of Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico)p. 102
Pakistan and its Higher Education Systemp. 109
A Unique University with a Mandate for Social Development: Profile of Aga Khan University, Karachi (Pakistan)p. 111
Peru and its Higher Education Systemp. 118
A Regional Leader for Human and Economic Development: Profile of the Universidad Señor de Sipán (Peru)p. 119
The Philippines and its Higher Education Systemp. 125
Volunteer Service to the Poor: Profile of Notre Dame of Marbel University (Philippines)p. 127
South Africa and its Higher Education Systemp. 134
Community Partnerships for Development and the Appropriation of New Knowledge: Profile of Cape Peninsula University of Technology (South Africa)p. 136
Sudan and its Higher Education Systemp. 141
Empowering Women as Agents of Change through Education: Profile of Ahfad University for Women (Sudan)p. 143
Tanzania and its Higher Education Systemp. 150
Knowledge for Development: Profile of University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)p. 152
Ukraine and its Higher Education Systemp. 158
Building Civil Society: Profile of Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University (Ukraine)p. 160
The United Kingdom and its Higher Education Systemp. 166
Open Access for Social Justice: Profile of the Open University (UK)p. 168
Reinventing Liberal Higher Education: Profile of the University of Winchester (UK)p. 176
The United States of America and its Higher Education Systemp. 182
Knowledge to Serve the City: Profile of Portland State University (USA)p. 184
Social Justice Education and Research and Service: Profile of Georgetown University (USA)p. 191
Venezuela and its Higher Education Systemp. 198
From Education for National Development to Community Solidarity: Profile of the Universidad Metropolitans en Caracas (Venezuela)p. 200
Findings: Common Patterns and Influencesp. 207
An Engaged University Movementp. 217
Networks: A Unifying Forcep. 219
The World Upside Down: University Civic Engagement from the South to the Northp. 241
Implications for Policy and Practicep. 250
Institutional Questionnairep. 256
Field Research Questionsp. 261
Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 278
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