Preparing Students for Community-Engaged Scholarship in Higher Education

Preparing Students for Community-Engaged Scholarship in Higher Education

Aaron Samuel Zimmerman (Texas Tech University, USA)
Release Date: February, 2020|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 465
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2208-0
ISBN13: 9781799822080|ISBN10: 1799822087|EISBN13: 9781799822103|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799822097
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Description & Coverage
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Community-engaged scholarship is an equitable and democratic approach to scholarship that seeks to identify and solve community-based problems. Community-engaged scholars aim to serve the public good by developing and sustaining community-campus partnerships built on trust, reciprocity, and mutual benefit. As universities orient themselves towards serving the public good, they face a number of challenges: faculty and students may not possess the competencies or commitment to build fruitful community partnerships, graduate and undergraduate students may lack the necessary training and mentorship required to develop their identity as community-engaged scholars, and institutional leaders may not know how to motivate faculty and students for this ambitious and challenging endeavor. Unless these challenges are addressed, universities will fail to prepare the next generation of community-engaged scholars.

Preparing Students for Community-Engaged Scholarship in Higher Education is an essential research book that explores how faculty and academic leaders can create learning opportunities and intellectual cultures that support the development of community-engaged scholars. Additionally, it will examine how university coursework can help undergraduate and graduate students to develop the knowledge, skills, and commitments necessary for productive and responsible community-engaged scholarship. Featuring a range of topics such as mentorship, higher education, and service learning, this book is ideal for higher education faculty, university leaders, deans, chairs, educators, administrators, policymakers, curriculum designers, academicians, researchers, and students.

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

  • Civic Engagement
  • Community Engagement
  • Community-Campus Partnerships
  • Faculty Motivation
  • Higher Education
  • Knowledge Management
  • Mentorship
  • Participatory Action
  • Quality Assessment
  • Service Learning
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Aaron Zimmerman is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at Texas Tech University.

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