Engaged Scholarship and Civic Responsibility in Higher Education

Engaged Scholarship and Civic Responsibility in Higher Education

Sharon L. Burton (Grand Canyon University, USA)
Release Date: August, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 233
ISBN13: 9781522536499|ISBN10: 1522536493|EISBN13: 9781522536505|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3649-9


Beyond their educational value, university institutions can play a pivotal role in community improvement. By utilizing academic resources, these organizations can positively impact their communities.

Engaged Scholarship and Civic Responsibility in Higher Education is a critical reference source for the latest scholarly research on the adoption and implementation of civic engagement initiatives in higher education institutions. Including a range of pertinent topics such as service learning, economic development, and social justice, this book is ideally designed for academics, practitioners, students, professionals, and researchers interested in the growing influence of universities on community improvement.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • Housing Crisis
  • Service Learning
  • Social Justice
  • STEM Education
  • Student Veterans

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sharon L. Burton is certified in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Human Capital Strategy, Strategic Workforce Planning, and Kirkpatrick Four Levels Evaluation. Dr. Burton’s 40 plus peer-reviewed academic writings-textbook chapters, book journal articles, and conference proceedings- are in Cyber Security, Leadership, Andragogy, QSM, Diversity and Inclusion, Engaged Learning, Social Entrepreneurship, Quality Customer Service, Engaged Scholarship, and Mentoring & Coaching. In 2015 she received a doctoral degree in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School of Quality Management. She holds two MBA degrees: Human Resources Management and Management from the American Intercontinental University. Her BS in Criminology is from the Florida State University. She delivers 25 years of experience in quality management, change management, and human capital initiatives. Dr. Burton has served as a faculty member for the following colleges/universities: Florida Institute of Technology, Grand Canyon University, Jones International University, Post University, and Wilmington University. Dr. Burton can be reached at sharonlburton2@comcast.net.