Community & Friends

Engaged Departments/Units

Articles & Chapters

Kecskes, K. (2013). The engaged department and higher education reform: Research, theory, and transformation of the academic unit. In P. H. Clayton, R. G. Bringle, & J. A. Hatcher, (Eds.). Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, pp. 471-504.

Howe, C. W., DePasquale, K., Hamshaw, K., & Westdijk, K. (2010). Committing to community engagement: The engaged department initiative in northern New England. New Hampshire and Vermont Campus Compacts. 

Kecskes, K. (2008). Creating community-engaged departments: Self-assessment rubric for the institutionalization of community engagement in academic departments. 

Kecskes, K. (2006). Engaging departments: Moving faculty culture from private to public, individual to collective focus for the common good. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing.

Furco, A. (1999). Self-Assessment Rubric for the Institutionalization of Service-Learning in Higher Education.Service Learning, General, Paper 127.

Additional Resources

Campus Compact has also curated a list of resources around building engaged departments.

Engaged department/unit program initiatives at other universities include: