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Creating Engaged Departments: A Program for Organizational and Faculty DevelopmentTo Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development (2005)
Creating Community-Engaged Departments (hereafter referred to as the Rubric) is designed to assess the capacity of a higher education academic department for community engagement and to help its members identify various opportunities for engagement. This self-assessment builds upon existing and/or validated prior work (Furco, 2000, 2003; Gelmon & Seifer et al., 2005; Kecskes & Muyllaert, 1997; Kecskes, 2006). While many of these instruments have been developed primarily for institution-wide application, and some have been applied to academic units including colleges, schools, departments and programs, this Rubric has been developed solely for use in academic departments. This approach is based on advice from key informant interviews and the recognition of the importance of the role of academic departments in the overall institutionalization of community engagement in higher education (Battistoni et al., 2003; Furco, 2002; Holland, 2000; Morreale & Applegate, 2006; Saltmarsh & Gelmon, 2006; Zlotkowski & Saltmarsh, 2006).
- Academic achievement,
- Social integration
Publication DateSeptember, 2005
Citation InformationKevin Kecskes, Sherril B. Gelmon and Amy Spring. "Creating Engaged Departments: A Program for Organizational and Faculty Development" To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development Vol. 24 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kevin-kecskes/14/