Presentation on theme: "1 Role of Provosts in promoting Civic & Community Engagement Academic Council 30 November 2006 Season Eckardt Administrative Director, CSU Office of Community."— Presentation transcript:
1 Role of Provosts in promoting Civic & Community Engagement Academic Council 30 November 2006 Season Eckardt Administrative Director, CSU Office of Community Service Learning Gerald Eisman CSU, Service-Learning Faculty Scholar
2 “Civic engagement means working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.” - (Thomas Ehrlich, 2000) Definition of Civic Engagement : (personal)
3 SL Defined Service learning is the combination of community service with academic learning so that each is enhanced by the other. Central to the pedagogy is the practice of structured reflection to bring the two components together.
7 Service Learning for Civic Engagement “Service learning is the most potent method for achieving civic learning if civic learning outcomes are a part of the curricular goals” - J. Saltmarsh, 2004 Campus Compact White Paper
8 “Civic engagement refers to the many ways an academic institution demonstrates through mutually-beneficial partnerships the alignment between the teaching, research, [and service] agenda of the university and the self-identified interests of the communities of its region.” - (B. Holland, 2004) Definition of Civic Engagement (institutional)
10 Civic Mission of Education In June 2002, Learn and Serve America awarded the CSU a $1.2 M three-year grant for “Realizing the Civic Mission of Education in the California State University” (CME). The central objective of the CME program was to advance academic culture and civic engagement on each campus as measured by 14 indicators.
11 Campus Compact Indicators of Engagement and CME Areas Indicator Cluster CharacteristicsCME Area(s) Institutional Culture (IC) Mission Statement Leadership Strategic Plan Accreditation Documents Curriculum and Pedagogy (CP) Community-based learning Engaged Departments Curricular Sequences
12 Indicator Cluster CharacteristicsCME Area(s) Faculty Roles and Rewards (FR) Recognize community scholarship RTP policies Workload Mechanisms and Resources (MR) Adequate internal resource allocation Visible centers Community Campus Exchange (CC) Community voice Community partnerships Campus Compact Indicators of Engagement and CME Areas
13 Self-Assessment For each indicator, campuses were asked to assess their current status as either: undeveloped (0) emerging (1) transforming (2) in each of 14 categories
14 Self-assessment table Campuses Total Ratings Ratings in Descending Order mean = 8.65
15 Analysis The Curriculum and Pedagogy (CP) Cluster and the Institutional Culture (IC) Cluster were highly correlated with each other at the 99% confidence level. Thus, in an environment where institutional leadership supports engagement, curriculum development in service learning tends to flourish. On the other hand, Faculty Roles and Rewards (FR), Mechanisms and Resources (MR) and Community Campus Exchange (CC) produced no significant correlation with Institutional Culture.
16 Carnegie Classification Community Engagement describes the collaboration between higher education institutions and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity
17 Carnegie Criteria for Community Engaged Institution I.Foundational Indicators A.Institutional Identity and Culture B. Institutional Commitment II. Categories of Community Engagement C.Curricular Engagement D. Outreach and Partnership