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ERIC Number: EJ812589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Building a Two-Way Street: Challenges and Opportunities for Community Engagement at Research Universities
Weerts, David J.; Sandman, Lorilee R.
Review of Higher Education, v32 n1 p73-106 Fall 2008
Recent reforms in the Carnegie Foundation classification system and regional accreditation standards have fueled momentum for community engagement in higher education. This study employs a knowledge-flow conceptual framework to identify barriers and facilitators that influence the adoption of an engagement agenda at land-grant and urban research universities. With data drawn from six cases, broad themes related to institutional setting, history, epistemologies, leadership, structures, and boundary-spanning roles of faculty and staff emerged as key levers or inhibitors of community engagement at research universities. Implications for practice and future research are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Community; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A