Leading Community Engagement into the Future


To lead community engagement into the future, institutions must participate in research and activities that anchor community-engaged practices. At UNCG, we have been creating a culture of engaged work through defining community engagement, recognizing faculty talents, participating in strategic planning, tracking and measuring community engagement activity, attending to our institutional identity and image, and pushing toward the future for engaged scholarship. ICEE has been integral to this advancement both in practice and in scholarly contributions. Here we share our learning through our publications.

Defining Community Engagement in University Work

Recognizing and Rewarding the Mosaic of Faculty Talents and Community Engagement

Strategic Planning for Community Engagement within Higher Education Institutions & Associations

  • Saltmarsh, J., Janke, E., & Clayton, P. (2015). Transforming higher education through and for democratic civic engagement: A model for change. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 21(2).

Tracking and Measuring Institutional Landscapes of Community Engagement

  • Janke. E. M. (2018). Reclassification: Outreach and Partnerships: Making the Juice Worth the Squeeze. In J. Saltmarsh and M. Johnson. (Ed.). The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification: Constructing a Successful Application for First-Time and Reclassification Applicants. Boston: Campus Compact.
  • Janke, E. M. & Medlin, K.B. (2015). The arc of conversion: Strategies to collect comprehensive institution-wide data from faculty and staff about community engagement and public service. Metropolitan Journal, 20(2).

Institutional Identity, Image and Communication Management

  • Janke, E., Medlin, K. (2015, November). Collecting Scattered Institutional Identities into a Unified Vision for Community Engagement and Public Service. International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Janke, E., Medlin, K., Holland, B., & MacInnes, J. (2014, September). Institution-wide Data Collection, Interpretation, and Dissemination: How Does an Institution Tell its Story and Who Cares to Know? Pre-Conference Session. International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Community-Engaged Pedagogy and Methodology

  • Janke, E. M., Gonzalez, L., Vetter, A., & Carlone, H. (2018). Advocacy Based Research. In K. Wester and C. Watcher Morris (Eds.). Making Research Relevant Applied Research Designs for the Mental Health Practitioner. New York: Routledge.

Future Directions of Service-Learning and Community Engagement and Publicly Engaged Scholarship

  • Stanlick, S. E., Kniffin, L. E., Clayton, P.H., Zlotkowski, E., & Howard, J. (2017). Urgency and opportunity in difficult times: Elevating voices and widening the circle of SLCE leadership. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 24(1).
  • Dostillio, L., Janke, E., Post, M, & Ward, E. (2015). Next generation engagement: Breaking down the faculty/practitioner-scholar dichotomies of community-engaged scholarship. In Voices of the Next Generation of Engagement by N. Longo, E. Ward, and J. Saltmarsh (Eds.).