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ERIC Number: EJ945460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Renewing the Covenant: Ten Years after the Kellogg Commission
Spanier, Graham B.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v15 n3 p9-14 Sep 2011
This article presents the author's remarks at the 11th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference. The author offers five strategies for advancing engagement at colleges and universities: (1) each institution needs to focus on activities that play to its strengths; (2) colleges and universities need to advance access for nontraditional students; (3) the need to leverage technology and media to expand reach, foster communities, and engage students; (4) there is still a common perception among faculty that when it comes to tenure and promotion, a dossier will be evaluated on three things and three things alone: research, research, and research; and (5) the public must play a role. In conclusion, the author reiterates his belief that higher education is not an ivory tower, but an enterprise that both influences and is influenced by profound trends in society. He emphasizes that for educators with an important mission of engagement, the opportunities for colleges and universities to make a difference have never been greater. And the need has never been more pressing. The author calls on the audience to renew the Covenant set forth by the Kellogg Commission and to go beyond outreach and service to "engagement." An engaged university can enrich and expand opportunities for faculty and students through internships, off-campus experiences, and service-learning. Moreover, it can serve communities in new and unexpected ways. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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