beyond the campus how colleges and universities form partnerships with their communities

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Beyond The Campus

Author : David J. Maurrasse
ISBN : 9781135959029
Genre : Education
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The author examines the role of the university and its relationship to the community. He provides success stories of schools and communities that are forming positive partnerships in the community.

Academic Library Outreach Beyond The Campus Walls

Author : Nancy D. Courtney
ISBN : 9781598844979
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Traditionally, academic library outreach has meant reaching out to the campus community, providing services to faculty and students. Many universities and colleges, however, now have a new or renewed emphasis on outreach beyond the campus, seeking to ensure their institutions' relevance to the community at large. How can and do academic libraries participate in this type of outreach? What types of collaborations or partnerships are academic libraries forming with schools, public libraries, or community groups? How do academic librarians partner with faculty or campus departments on their community projects? What role does service-learning play? Nancy Courtney has assembled a sampling of approaches, from the innovative to the tried-and-true, each written in the voice of its strongest champion.

University Community Partnerships

Author : Tracy Soska
ISBN : 9781136437311
Genre : Education
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Examine how your university can help solve the complex problems of your community Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) sponsored by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have identified civic engagement and community partnership as critical themes for higher education. This unique book addresses past, present, and future models of university-community partnerships, COPC programs, wide-ranging social work partnerships that involve teaching, research, and social change, and innovative methods in the processes of civic engagement. The text recognizes the many professions, schools, and higher education institutions that contribute to advancing civic engagement through university-community partnerships. One important contribution this book makes to the literature of civic engagement is that it is the first publication that significantly highlights partnership contributions from schools of social work, which are rediscovering their community roots through these initiatives. University-Community Partnerships: Universities in Civic Engagement documents how universities are involved in creative individual, faculty, and program partnerships that help link campus and community-partnerships that are vital for teaching, research, and practice. Academics and practitioners discuss outreach initiatives, methods of engagement (with an emphasis on community organization), service learning and other teaching/learning methods, research models, participatory research, and “high-engagement” techniques used in university-community partnerships. The book includes case studies, historical studies, policy analysis, program evaluation, and curriculum development. University-Community Partnerships: Universities in Civic Engagement examines: the increasing civic engagement of institutions of higher education civic engagement projects involving urban nonprofit community-based organizations and neighborhood associations the developmental stages of a COPC partnership problems faced in evaluating COPC programs civic engagement based on teaching and learning how pre-tenure faculty can meet research, teaching, and service requirements through university-community partnerships developing an MSW program structured around a single concentration of community partnership how class, race, and organizational differences are barriers to equality in the civic engagement process University-Community Partnerships: Universities in Civic Engagement is one of the few available academic resources to address the importance of social work involvement in COPC programs. Social work educators, students, and practitioners, community organizers, urban planners, and anyone working in community development will find it invaluable in proving guidance for community problem solving, and creating opportunities for faculty, students, and community residents to learn from one another.

The City As Campus

Author : Sharon Haar
ISBN : 9780816665648
Genre : Education
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A social and design history of the urban campus.

Csr In The Middle East

Author : Yusuf Sidani
ISBN : 9781137266200
Genre : Social Science
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The practice of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Middle East is explored in this volume, through a unique compilation of data and perspectives from authors living and working in the region. The authors demonstrate how the long-entrenched traditions of philanthropy and generosity in Arab culture have been reinvigorated in recent years and are starting to cross-fertilize with new and more institutionalized forms of giving, advocated through advances pertaining to CSR. Using a variety of cases, this book ponders the multiple facets of CSR in the region, including philanthropy, strategic giving, social entrepreneurship, internal CSR and responsible human resource management practices, effective CSR integration in SMEs, corporate environmental responsibility and its evolution, CSR reporting and lingering challenges in this respect. It also considers the relevance and applicability of CSR to a wider spectrum of societal actors and institutions. The contributions nicely capture and reiterate commitment to CSR in the Middle East.

The University And Urban Revival

Author : Judith Rodin
ISBN : 9780812293371
Genre : Architecture
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In the last quarter of the twentieth century, urban colleges and universities found themselves enveloped by the poverty, crime, and physical decline that afflicted American cities. Some institutions turned inward, trying to insulate themselves rather than address the problems in their own backyards. Others attempted to develop better community relations, though changes were hard to sustain. Spurred by an unprecedented crime wave in 1996, University of Pennsylvania President Judith Rodin knew that the time for urgent action had arrived, and she set a new course of proactive community engagement for her university. Her dedication to the revitalization of West Philadelphia was guided by her role not only as president but also as a woman and a mother with a deep affection for her hometown. The goal was to build capacity back into a severely distressed inner-city neighborhood—educational capacity, retail capacity, quality-of-life capacity, and especially economic capacity—guided by the belief that "town and gown" could unite as one richly diverse community. Cities rely on their academic institutions as stable places of employment, cultural centers, civic partners, and concentrated populations of consumers for local business and services. And a competitive university demands a vibrant neighborhood to meet the needs of its faculty, staff, and students. In keeping with their mission, urban universities are uniquely positioned to lead their communities in revitalization efforts, yet this effort requires resolute persistence. During Rodin's administration (1994-2004), the Chronicle of Higher Education referred to Penn's progress as a "national model of constructive town-gown interaction and partnership." This book narrates the challenges, frustrations, and successes of Penn's campaign, and its prospects for long-term change.

Mission And Place

Author : Daniel R. Kenney
ISBN : 0275981231
Genre : Education
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Details how a college campus can reinforce the three fundamental components of the institution: teaching and learning, creating community, and developing responsible citizens of society and the world.

Community University Partnerships In Practice

Author : Angie Hart
ISBN : PSU:000063594669
Genre : Education
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'...required reading for anyone who is interested in participating in, or learning about, a true community-university partnership...' (Michaela Hynie, York University, Toronto). This important contribution to the literature on university relations with the wider community explains and describes best practice for a new model of working characterised by mutuality, reciprocity, shared risk and genuine exchange. All the chapters are co-written by community partners and researchers, giving unique perspectives into the problems and rewards of partnership. It advises on ways to generate relevant knowledge and apply scholarship to practice, and deals with universitiesâ?? role in relation to business and to community organisations. Loaded with theoretical and practical insights, this is a good practice guide and a community practitioner text.

Reaching Beyond The Schools

Author : Nicholas Vito Longo
ISBN : MINN:31951P007895720
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Globalization Universities And Issues Of Sustainable Human Development

Author : Jean Larson Pyle
ISBN : UOM:39015056161428
Genre : Business & Economics
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'This collection of articles provides an important contribution to the debates on globalization and sustainable human development. In particular, it represents a unique contribution by focusing on the role of universities in confronting these challenges and providing transformative frameworks for "people-centered" development processes.' - Lourdes Benería, Cornell University, US This volume raises an important question: Given the fast-changing global economy and the challenges it presents, what is the role for the university as an institution promoting sustainable human development?

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