ERIC Number: EJ916747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
Studying the Professional Lives and Work of Faculty Involved in Community Engagement
O'Meara, KerryAnn; Sandmann, Lorilee R.; Saltmarsh, John; Giles, Dwight E.
Innovative Higher Education, v36 n2 p83-96 Apr 2011
Community engagement is one of the major innovations that has occurred in higher education over the last 20 years. At the center of this innovation are faculty members because of their intimate ties to the academic mission. This article examines the progress that has been made in understanding this critical area of faculty work. It builds on past research to consider how the conceptualization of faculty community engagement influences the kinds of questions we ask about it and the kinds of recruitment, support, and professional growth we provide. Implications of the study and for the practice of faculty community engagement are provided for researchers, administrators, and faculty members.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Learner Engagement, School Community Relationship, Administrators, Educational Researchers, Educational Innovation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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