Posts Tagged 'What We’re Reading'

What We’re Reading: Publicly Engaged Scholarship and Teaching


The Publicly Engaged Scholarship and Teaching issue of Diversity & Democracy examines the levers for and barriers to faculty and student participation in publicly engaged scholarship and teaching, particularly in the arts, humanities, and design fields. Published in partnership between AAC&U and Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, the issue showcases best practices for advancing publicly engaged scholarship through classroom and community collaborations, tenure and promotion policies, and higher education leadership.




What We’re Reading: Realizing STEM Equity and Diversity through Higher Education-Community Engagement

The new National Science Foundation-Supported White Paper “Realizing STEM Equity and Diversity through Higher Education-Community Engagement” (January 2015) is what we’re reading.

The purpose of this white paper is to present a promising approach to advancing equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through higher education-community engagement. This paper will advance both the understanding and practice in the field by presenting key findings and recommendations for effective higher education-community engagement in STEM.

This paper is the product of a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the University of Pennsylvania, which supported an international workshop on the role of institutions of higher education in fostering P-20+ community engagement through knowledge production, human capacity building (including broadening participation and the integration of research and education), innovation, and social cohesion. This white paper summarizes the learning and knowledge generated through the international workshop held in the U.S., as well as a second international meeting held in South Africa.

Authored by Ira Harkavy, Nancy Cantor and Myra Burnett, this paper concludes with a series of recommendations, derived from the two international workshops, which have powerful implications for significantly enhancing STEM equity, driving broader participation and producing better science. Moreover, the findings in this white paper demonstrate the value of learning and collaboration on a global basis for reducing inequalities in STEM in communities throughout the world.

A PDF of the white paper can be found here.

What We’re Reading: New Volume of Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

We’re busy reading the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, volume 18(4). The issue is available at
and full-text articles can be accessed subscription free. It includes the following research articles, reflective essays, programs with promise, and book reviews.


The ABCDs of Service-Learning: Who is Serving Whom?
Devorah Lieberman  pp. 7-16

Engaged Learning and Peace Corps Service in Tanzania: An Autoethnography
Brianna Darling with John M. Kerr, Laurie Thorp, Kimberly Chung  pp. 17-38


U.S. Higher Education Regional Accreditation Commission Standards and the Centrality of Engagement
Valerie O. Paton, Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Birgit L. Green, Megan Raymond, Melody P. Borchardt  pp. 41-70

The Engaged Dissertation: Exploring Trends in Doctoral Student Research
Audrey J. Jaeger, Jeremy B. Tuchmayer, Shauna M. Morin  pp. 71-96

Exploring Intercollegiate Athletic Department–Community Partnerships Through the Lens of Community Service Organizations
Per G. Svensson, Matthew R. Huml, Meg G. Hancock  pp. 97-128

Outreach and Engagement Education for Graduate Students in Natural Resources: Developing a Course to Enrich a Graduate Outreach Requirement
Jo A. Latimore, Erin A. Dreelin, Jordan Pusateri Burroughs  pp. 129-154 


Moviéndose a Través de Languages and Literacies Through Code-Switching in a Community Literacies Event
Luciana C. de Oliveira, Zaira Arvelo Alicea, Ileana Cortés Santiago  pp. 157-176

The Impact of Service-Learning on Preservice Professionals’ Dispositions Toward Diversity
Jocelyn Glazier, Harriet Able, Amy Charpentier  pp. 177-198


Grounding Service-Learning in the Digital Age: Exploring a Virtual Sense of Geographic Place Through Online Collaborative Mapping and Mixed Media
Marie G. Sandy, Zeno E. Franco  pp. 201-232


Democratically Engaged Community–University Partnerships: Reciprocal Determinants of Democratically Oriented Roles and Processes
Lina D. Dostilio  pp. 235-244 

Community–University Research Partnerships: Reflections on the Canadian Social Economy Experience
Tom Buchanan  pp. 247-252

The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement at a Crossroads
Tami L. Moore  pp. 253-258

Deepening Community Engagement in Higher Education: Forging New Pathways
Susan Harden  pp. 259-264

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