July Community Engagement Resources

June 29, 2017

Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement by Timothy J Shaffer, Nicholas V. Longo, Idit Manosevitch, and Maxine S. Thomas

Deliberative Pedagogy argues for college, universities, faculty, administrative members, and all academic professionals in higher education to include space for democratic engagement, and to incorporate a new educational model for civic life.



Exploring the Community Impact of Research-Practice Partnerships in Education by R. Martin Reardon of East Carolina University and Jack Leonard of University of Massachusetts, Boston.

This volume explores the impact of research-practice partnerships in education on communities and how to communicate and collaborate with researchers, practitioners and communities to better work together.



Intersectionality in Action by Brooke Barnett, Peter Felten, and Eboo Patel

A guide for faculty and campus leaders for creating inclusive classrooms and institutions. This book offers models for institutions to move intentionally towards intersections – of study abroad and multiculturalism, of race and gender and religion, to other essential aspects of educational programs and students’ identities.



Knowledge for Social Change: Bacon, Dewey, and the Revolutionary Transformation of Research Universities in the Twenty-First Century by Lee Benson, Ira Harkavy, John Puckett, Matthew Hartley, Rita A. Hodges, Francis E. Johnston, and Joann Weeks

“Knowledge for Social Change argues for fundamentally reshaping research universities to function as democratic, civic, and community-engaged institutions dedicated to advancing learning and knowledge for social change.”



Neighborhood Leadership: Celebrating 20 Years of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP) by Mike Klein

Dr. Mike Klein, a Justice & Peaces Studies Professor at University of St. Thomas, has published a book on The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation’s 20 years of the Neighborhood Leadership Program (NLP). Read more about the program and stories of grassroots leadership development in Dr. Klein’s published book



Science and Service Learning by Jane L. Newman, Dennis W. Sunal, and Cynthia Szymanski Sunal

This Journal examines the relationship between science inquiry and service learning. Useful information for service-learning researchers, practitioners, teachers, and administration to integrate service-learning into the science curriculum.


Teaching the Whole Student by David Schoem, Christine Modey, Edward P. St. John, Forwarded by Beverly Daniel Tatum

This book offer models for instructors to identify boundaries in academic learning and classroom experience, respecting and recognizing students’ social identities and lived experiences, and to create community and environments of openness and trust to foster deep learning and academic success.

10 Challenges for Scholars Writing for Wider Audiences by Christopher Schaberg and Ian Bogost

Read more about this article that has identified 10 challenges for scholarly writers in appealing to general audiences and the authors proposal for projects and workshops.


“For the Common Good” article by Scott Jaschik

For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America is a book written by Charles Dorn. Read this article as he explains his history of American higher education through periods in the development of various sectors.

Diversity and Inclusion for the 21st Century Economy: An Imperative for Chambers of Commerce by Chris Benner and Manual Paster
Read this journal article on causes, impacts and resolutions in relations to USA’s economic, cultural, and diverse communities and demographics.


Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement Volume 21 (2) takes on the purpose of engagement, paradoxical tensions and contradictions in community – university partnership that influence collaborations and other critical concerns.


Knowledge Making in Arts Practice Volume 4 Issue 1 by Public: A Journal of Imagining America 
“Think of this issue of Public as a story circle with contributors responding to the prompt, ‘Tell a story of an experience involving art that generated new knowledge.'”

Compact National Podcast: Bonus Episode 2 “A Compact for America” listen to a special podcast with Christopher Phillips of Socrates Cafe and Campus Compact President Andrew Seligosohn




Human Rights in National Security Educator’s Toolkit by Amnesty International Organization



New Issue Guide- Energy Choices: “What Should we do About America’s Energy Future? by National Issues Forums Institute



Northern Arizona University launches Sustainable Citizen Program. The program measures and increases sustainability literacy and engagement by offering a path that includes pre and post literacy test, 2 basic sustainability seminars, volunteer work and hands on experience in communities! Learn more about their framework and project, and how to apply to your college or organization for community engagement and initiatives!



15 Free Infographic Templates  – Easy to use infographic templates in PowerPoint & Illustrator