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Benchmarks for Campus Community Partnerships
Edited by Jan Torres
This seminal work outlines the key features of successful campus/community partnerships, with guidelines for designing, building, and sustaining collaborative partnerships that benefit all parties. Includes specific strategies and processes drawn from case studies of strong partnerships.

Pamphlet: 978 0 9667371 4 1 / $18.00
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Civic Engagement Across the Curriculum
A Resource Book for Service - Learning Faculty in All Disciplines
Civic Education Across the Curriculum offers faculty in all disciplines rationales and resources for connecting their service-learning efforts to the broader goals of civic engagement. Campuses promoting engagement are beginning to tie service-learning practices to their civic mission of preparing students for participation in a diverse, democratic society. There are, however, few resources for faculty—especially those in fields not traditionally linked with civic education—to think about how civic engagement might be incorporated into their own disciplinary perspectives and course goals. This volume distills a wide range of disciplinary perspectives on citizenship into usable conceptual frameworks. It provides concrete examples of course materials, exercises, and assignments that can be used in service-learning courses to develop students’ civic capacities, regardless of disciplinary area. This volume will assist faculty in their own curricular work as well as enable them to combine their individual initiatives with others across their campus.

E-Book: 978 1 945459 07 8 / $22.99
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The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education
A Competency Model for an Emerging Field
Edited by Lina D. Dostilio
This book, offered by “practitioner-scholars,” is an exploration and identification of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that are central to supporting effective community engagement practices between higher education and communities. The discussion and review of these core competencies are framed within a broader context of the changing landscape of institutional community engagement and the emergence of the Community Engagement Professional as a facilitator of engaged teaching, research, and institutional partnerships distinct from other academic professionals. This research, conducted as part of Campus Compact’s Project on the Community Engagement Professional, seeks to identify the shared knowledge and practices of Community Engagement Professionals by looking to empirical practice literature. Chapters include an exploration of competencies applicable to those in Community Engagement Professional roles generally, and also to those specializing in specific areas such as faculty development, partnership facilitation, and other areas of responsibility. The authors trace the evolution of engagement administration over time and the role of those facilitating community-campus engagement toward a “Second Generation” professional who is at once a “tempered radical, transformational leader, and social entrepreneur.” Central to the work is a presentation of the core competency findings, along with suggestions for continued exploration. Dostilio and her colleagues argue that Community Engagement Professionals should claim a professional identity grounded in a set of core competencies, values, and knowledge, and through association with a community of scholar practitioners similarly dedicated. Additional work to understand and empower Community Engagement Professionals in their role as distinct from other higher education professional types will enable both broader impact for institutions and communities now with a view to prepare those coming to the role for a dynamic and demanding environment without distinct boundaries.

Cloth: 978 1 945459 02 3 / $95.00
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Paper: 978 1 945459 03 0 / $39.95
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E-Book: 978 1 945459 05 4 / $31.99
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The Community's College
Indicators of Engagement at Two-Year Institutions
Based on the findings of a multi-year research project, this volume profiles successful community engagement practices and programs at community colleges across the country. Designed to provide both two- and four-year institutions with specific guidance on creating an engaged campus, it explores institutional culture, organizational structures, enabling mechanisms, curricular issues, and partnering strategies as avenues to community and civic engagement. Also included is a comprehensive self-assessment tool to help campuses evaluate and deepen their own engagement practices.

Paper: 978 0 9729394 2 3 / $35.00
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The Engaged Department Toolkit
This handbook is designed to help departments develop strategies for including community-based work in their teaching and scholarship, making community-based experiences a standard expectation for majors, and encouraging civic engagement and progressive change at the departmental level. It acts as both a resource and a curriculum, assisting others in replicating the Engaged Department Institutes offered nationwide by Campus Compact. The toolkit comes with a CD-ROM with key information from the text as well as PowerPoint slides and sample documents that can be adapted to meet the needs of individual departments.

Paperback & CD-ROM: 978 0 9667371 0 3 / $70.00
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Engaging Higher Education
Purpose, Platforms, and Programs for Community Engagement
Foreword by John Saltmarsh
Co-published with Campus Compact. For directors of campus centers that have received the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement, this book offers research and models to further advance their work. For directors starting out, or preparing for application for the Carnegie Classification, it provides guidance on setting up and structuring centers as well as practical insights into the process of application and the criteria they will need to meet. Building on the findings of the research undertaken by the author and John Saltmarsh on the infrastructure of campus centers for engagement that have received the Carnegie Classification for Community, this book responds to the expressed needs of the participating center directors for models and practices they could share and use with faculty, and mid-level and upper-level administrators to more fully embed engagement into institutional culture and practice. This book is organized around the purpose (the “why”), platforms (the “how”), and programs (the “what”) that drive and frame community engagement in higher education, offering practitioners valuable information on trends of current practice based on Carnegie Classification criteria. It will also serve the needs of graduate students aspiring to become the future professoriate as engaged scholars, or considering preparation for new administrative positions being created at centers.

Cloth: 978 1 62036 383 6 / $95.00
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Paper: 978 1 62036 384 3 / $45.00
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E-Book: 978 1 62036 386 7 / $35.99
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Fundamentals of Service-Learning Course Construction
A hands-on resource with practical guidance to assist faculty in designing, developing, and constructing service-learning courses. This information-packed guide offers six models for service-learning courses, components of an effective syllabus, and a catalogued sample of service-learning assignments.

Paper: 978 0 9667371 6 5 / $45.00
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Introduction to Service-Learning Toolkit
Readings and Resources for Faculty
This new revised edition of our bestselling book brings together the best, most up-to-date writing and resources on service-learning, from learning theory and pedagogy to practical guidance on how to implement service-learning in the classroom. This edition reflects the tremendous growth in service-learning that has occurred since the first Toolkit was published in 2000. In addition to updated material throughout, this volume includes expanded chapters on community partnerships, student development, and redesigning curriculum, as well as two new chapters—one exploring the connection between service-learning and civic engagement and the other focusing on community-based research. Revised and expanded recommended reading lists, broken down by topic, bring readers a wealth of print and online resources for further study. Introduction to Service-Learning Toolkit is an essential resource for faculty and administrators who wish to be part of the growing movement toward civic engagement in higher education.

Paper: 978 0 9729394 1 6 / $49.00
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Lessons Learned on the Road to Student Civic Engagement
This small volume reflects on three years of success in mobilizing students at the campus, state, and national levels during Campus Compact's Raise Your Voice (RYV) campaign. Written by five RYV student leaders, Lessons Learned includes a frank discussion of barriers to engagement and how to overcome them, including ways to collaborate, cut through bureaucracy, and mobilize students; a new working definition of civic engagement that incorporates voice, action, and reflection; a look at the role of higher education in fostering civic engagement and preparing students for public life; and ideas for how to begin the process of building an active, civically engaged campus.

Pamphlet: 978 0 9729394 7 8 / $12.00
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Looking In, Reaching Out
A Reflective Guide for Community Service-Learning Professionals
Foreword by Richard Harris
Looking In, Reaching Out is an essential hands-on guide for community service-learning professionals. It's packed with tools, worksheets, and insights designed to provide you with the skills, confidence, support, and balance you need to be successful in your professional and personal lives. The guide is self-paced; each chapter can be read on its own, or you can read the entire book from start to finish. Thoughtful worksheets allow you to take the concepts that are written and apply them to your personal situation, giving you a tailor-made experience.

Paper: 978 0 9729394 9 2 / $35.00
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The New Student Politics
The Wingspread Statement on Student Civic Engagement
This report, which grew out of the 2001 Wingspread in Racine, Wisconsin, describes student political and civic engagement as defined by students at the Summit. One of the few available publications to give voice to students themselves, The New Student Politics examines contemporary conceptions of civic engagement, politics, and service and provides specific suggestions as to how campuses can improve their commitment to student civic engagement through service-learning, increased support for student political activity, and attentiveness to student voice.

Pamphlet: 978 99909 0 613 4 / $12.00
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One with the Community
Indicators of Engagement at Minority-Serving Institutions
Based on the findings of a multi-year research project, this volume profiles successful community engagement practices at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and tribal colleges. Engagement levels at these institutions outstrip levels seen elsewhere on nearly every measure; the innovative ways these institutions put engagement into practice offer models for all of higher education. In addition to examining organizational structures, curricular approaches, institutional culture, and partnering strategies that support local communities, the book offers a comprehensive self-assessment tool to help campuses evaluate and deepen their own engagement practices. This book is the second volume produced as part of Campus Compacts Indicators of Engagement Project; the first is The Community's College: Indicators of Engagement at Two-Year Institutions.

Paper: 978 0 9729394 4 7 / $35.00
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Partnerships That Work
The Stories and Lessons From Campus/Community Collaborations
Campus Compact is pleased to announce the availability of Partnerships That Work: Stories and Lessons from Campus/Community Collaborations. It describes the $1.5 million three-year project conducted by the New York and the Pennsylvania Campus Compacts, funded by Learn and Serve America—Higher Education, entitled “Building on Our Strengths.” Through subgrants to 16 projects, over 70 campuses and their community partners received grants to establish and expand service-learning via networks among regional partners or within academic disciplines. Valuable lessons about campus/community partnerships, the development of loosely-coupled networks, and the many variations of community-based education, civic engagement and service-learning emerged across a range of institutional types. The lessons learned should be useful to institutional leaders and policy-makers as well as to faculty and staff involved in the public mission of higher education.

Paper: 978 1 945459 01 6 / $10.00
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The Promise of Partnerships
Tapping into the College as a Community Asset
Designed specifically for community-based organizations, The Promise of Partnerships offers straightforward guidance on how to tap into the resources and expertise of local colleges and universities. For the first time, organizations can gain inside information on making contact with the right people on campus, refining the planning process to ensure that they are true partners in any enterprise, working with students and faculty, and building long-term success. Examples from the field cover a range of partnership activities, from recruiting and training effective volunteers to establishing multimillion-dollar alliances. In addition, each section of the book includes practical tools such as tips, checklists, and best practices.

Paper: 978 0 9729394 3 0 / $23.00
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Raise Your Voice
A Student Guide to Making Positive Social Change
This hands-on guide speaks directly to student leaders seeking to improve the effectiveness of their engaged work while enhancing their academic and civic learning. Based on three years of activity in Campus Compact's hugely successful Raise Your Voice civic action campaign, which mobilized hundreds of thousands of students across the country, this book is full of targeted strategies, tools, and activities for organizing change on campus. From holding civic dialogues to meeting with elected officials, from mapping assets and allies on campus to organizing alternative breaks, this book offers tips and step-by-step advice — from students, for students — for getting the most out of campus activity.

Paper: 978 0 9729394 6 1 / $37.00
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Service-Learning Course Design for Community Colleges
Foreword by Kay McClenney
This volume offers hands-on guidance for creating effective service-learning courses in the community college setting. Themes addressed include syllabus design, course models, learning outcomes assessment, and documenting innovative teaching for faculty advancement.

Paper: 978 0 9729394 8 5 / $32.00
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Students as Colleagues
Expanding the Circle of Service-Learning Leadership
This seminal volume takes service-learning to a new level by demonstrating how it can meet its academic and community goals while developing student leaders. Models from campuses across the country offer successful practices for recruiting and training student leaders in service-learning, using students to staff key administrative positions, and establishing student-faculty partnerships to design and run community-based courses. According to Campus Compact's member survey, nearly three-quarters of colleges and universities cite both student leadership development and student civic engagement as key outcomes in their strategic plans. Students as Colleagues is a must for anyone on campus seeking to achieve these institutional goals.

Paper: 978 0 9729394 5 4 / $35.00
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