April Community Engagement Resources

March 26, 2018

Teaching Poetry in Prison
Zachary Lazar on a writing class of undergraduate and incarcerated students.

10 Calls to Action to Cultivate Education for Democracy by Karen Murphy
What does education for democracy look like in 2018? Consider these 10 calls to action to shape your own approach in your classroom.

Integral, Relational, Organic, and Generative: Pedagogy for a Thriving Democracy by David Hoffman, Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, Stephanie King, and Verdis Robinson
Part of a series of posts addressing the emergent Theory of Change being developed by higher education institutions that participate in the annual Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Meeting network.

High-Impact Taxonomies: Designing Faculty Development Tools at IUPUI
National research and IUPUI’s own assessments show that students who participate in HIPs are more likely to be retained or graduate on time, and the campus has worked to increase access to these practices for all students.

Bringing More Diversity to Leadership by Eric Kelderman
Joyce C. Ester, president of Normandale Community College, in Minnesota, talks about how colleges can be more intentional about increasing the diversity of their leaders.

Claiming Our Story: The Importance of Higher Education to Transform Lives and Society by Sue Cunningham
Recent public opinion research indicates that the value of education is being questioned. As leaders in education, this should be of immense concern to us, and it is time that we work together to redress the balance.

Cutting Through the Complexity: A Roadmap for Effective Collaboration by David Ehrlichman, David Sawyer, & Matthew Spence
Collaborations and networks rarely achieve their ambitious goals. Here’s what it takes to make them actually work.

State Civic Education Policy: Framework and gap analysis tool by Paul Baumann and Jan Brennan
Amodel for education, prekindergarten through postsecondary (P-20), that identifies preparation for civic life as a core purpose of education institutions.

Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life by Jennifer Kavanagh and Michael D. Rich
This report explores the causes and consequences of Truth Decay and how they are interrelated, and examines past eras of U.S. history to identify evidence of Truth Decay’s four trends and observe similarities with and differences from the current period.

Transforming Anchor Institutions: A Toolkit for Community Organizers
This toolkit includes video interviews, short guides, and presentation slides sharing some of the lessons learned at the Berkeley Global Campus development in Richmond, CA, on transforming the policies and practices of anchor institutions.