Community & Friends

Institutionalization of Community Engagement

  • Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO) Benchmarking Engagement Update – June 10, 2009
    • The APLU Council on Engagement and Outreach identified the need for mechanisms that create a better shared understanding of principles and practices of engagement in higher education. Council leadership has envisioned a web-based system to collect and provide public access to consistent information from APLU member institutions. The system would be consistent with previous national assessment efforts and existing tools and is organized around six broad dimensions of engagement.
  • Holland, B.A. (1999). Factors and strategies that influence faculty involvement in public service. Journal of Public Service and Outreach, 4(1), 37-44.
  • Holland, B.A. (2006). Levels of commitment to community engagement. Adapted from Holland, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 4, 30-41.
  • Janke, E.M. (2012). Organizational partnerships in service learning: Advancing theory-based research. In P.H. Clayton, R.G. Bringle, & J.A. Hatcher (Eds.), Research and Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment (pp. 573-598). Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Kezar, A., & Lester, J. (2009). Organizing Higher Education for Collaboration. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Sandmann, L. R., Thornton, C. H., & Jaeger, A. J. (Eds.). (2009). Institutionalizing community engagement in higher education: The first wave of Carnegie classified institutions [Special Issue]. New Directions for Higher Education, 2009(147), 1-104.
    • Carnegie’s new community engagement classification: Affirming higher education’s role in community by A. Driscoll (pages 5-12).
    • Leading the engaged institution by L.R. Sandmann & W.M. Plater (pages 13-24).
    • Rewarding community-engaged scholarship by J. Saltmarsh, D.E. Giles Jr., E. Ward, & S.M. Buglione (pages 25-35).
    • Innovative practices in service-learning and curricular engagement by R.G. Bringle & J.A. Hatcher (pages 34-46).
    • Issues in benchmarking and assessing institutional engagement by A. Furco & W. Miller (pages 47-54).
    • Understanding and enhancing the opportunities of community-campus partnerships by C. Beere (pages 55-63).
    • Engagement and institutional advancement by D. Weerts & E. Hudson (pages 65-74).
    • After the engagement classification: Using organization theory to maximize institutional understandings by C.H. Thornton & J.J. Zuiches (pages 75-83).
    • Will it last? Evidence of institutionalization at Carnegie classificed community engagement institutions by B.A. Holland (pages 85-98).
    • The first wave of community-engaged institutions by L.R. Sandmann, C.H. Thornton, & A.J. Jaeger (pages 99-104).
  • Saltmarsh, J., & Hartley, M. (Eds.). “To serve a larger purpose:” Engagement for democracy and the transformation of higher education. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
  • The University of Minnesota has created a collection of tools, including checklists, indicators, benchmarks, rubrics, and matrices for institutionalizing public engagement on a university campus.
  • Welch, M., & Saltmarsh, J. (2013). Current practices and infrastructures for campus centers of community engagement. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 17(4), 25-56.