ERIC Number: ED404934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Faculty Service Enclaves: A Summary Report.
Singleton, Sharon E.; And Others
This study examined faculty service at colleges and universities in New England to determine the characteristics of service enclaves on campus. Interviews were conducted with faculty and administrators at Bentley College, Lesley College, Salem State College, and the University of Massachusetts-Boston in Massachusetts; Trinity College and the University of Hartford in Connecticut; and Providence College in Rhode Island. It was found that service groups took the form of schools and colleges (such as those involved in education or health), centers or institutes with a specific outreach mission, individual departments, and institutional partnerships with a school system or municipality. Service enclaves shared characteristics that enabled them to be functional, vital, and tied to the stated mission of the college or university in ways that distinguished them from individual, isolated service initiatives. These characteristics included leadership, flexibility, institutional support, consistency with institutional mission and culture, integration with research and teaching, and visibility. It is concluded that colleges and universities can use service enclaves as a mechanism for grassroots institutional change, and that highly institutionalized service enclaves had a marked effect on the service culture of their institution. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston. New England Resource Center for Higher Education.