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Creating Engaged Departments: A Program for Organizational and Faculty Development
To Improve the Academy: Resources for Faculty, Instructional, and Organizational Development (2005)
  • Kevin Kecskes, Portland State University
  • Sherril B. Gelmon
  • Amy Spring, Portland State University
Abstract
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). 
Keywords
  • Academic achievement,
  • Social integration
Disciplines
Publication Date
September, 2005
Editor
Sandra Chadwick-Blossey
Publisher
Wiley
ISBN
978-1-882982-89-9
Citation Information
Kevin 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/