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Promoting Civic Health Through University-Community Partnerships

Global Contexts and Experiences

  • Thomas Andrew Bryer
  • Cristian Pliscoff
  • Ashley Wilt Connors
Book

Part of the Rethinking University-Community Policy Connections book series (REUNCOPOCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Thomas Andrew Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Ashley Wilt Connors
    Pages 1-6
  3. Thomas Andrew Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Ashley Wilt Connors
    Pages 7-32
  4. Thomas Andrew Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Ashley Wilt Connors
    Pages 33-61
  5. Thomas Andrew Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Ashley Wilt Connors
    Pages 63-82
  6. Thomas Andrew Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Ashley Wilt Connors
    Pages 83-102
  7. Thomas Andrew Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Ashley Wilt Connors
    Pages 103-120
  8. Thomas Andrew Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Ashley Wilt Connors
    Pages 121-141
  9. Thomas Andrew Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Ashley Wilt Connors
    Pages 143-155
  10. Thomas Andrew Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Ashley Wilt Connors
    Pages 157-170
  11. Thomas Andrew Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Ashley Wilt Connors
    Pages 171-178
  12. Thomas Andrew Bryer, Cristian Pliscoff, Ashley Wilt Connors
    Pages 179-182
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 183-187

About this book

Introduction

“In their comparative analysis of several universities from different parts of the world, the authors make a case for the critical roles that higher education institutions can play in building the civic framework in a society.”
—Kyle Farmbry, Professor, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University-Newark, United States

“By defining community, discussing how universities are often contested spaces, and covering how universities and students engage their communities, the authors make the case for the future university as one that facilitates civic health.”
—William Hatcher, Associate Professor, Augusta University, United States; Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Public Affairs Education

“With a rich variety of historic notions, views, projects, examples and policies, the book inspires to re-think current positioning of students, staff and academic institutions in society.”
—Goos Minderman, Professor (Extraordinary), University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa

This book adds to a robust dialogue about the role of higher education in society by examining the promotion of civic health through university-community partnerships and the role of intellectual leaders, scientists, philosophers, university administrators and students in shaping whole or parts of the world. Our global society faces significant social and environmental challenges. Professors and whole universities have an obligation to help address these issues; how they do so is subject to social, cultural, and institutional context. With lessons from Americans, British, Estonians, Lithuanians, Russians, South Africans and beyond, the authors describe the state of the practice and provide frameworks through which universities and people working within or in partnership with can affect change in communities and civic lives.

Thomas Bryer is Professor in the School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida, USA, Visiting Professor at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, and Edge Hill University, United Kingdom. He is a Fulbright Specialist.

Cristian Pliscoff is Associate Professor and Director of the Masters Program in Government and Public Management, University of Chile, Chile. 

Ashley Connors is a researcher in Public Affairs, College of Community Innovation and Education, University of Central Florida, USA. 

Keywords

civic mission university-community partnership comparative higher education civic university humaniversity impact agenda multiversity scholarship of teaching and learning service learning community engaged research hard integration soft integration engagement strategies autonomy political engagement forms of participation civic contestation institutionalisation socialisation performance measurement

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Andrew Bryer
    • 1
  • Cristian Pliscoff
    • 2
  • Ashley Wilt Connors
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Public AffairsUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  3. 3.University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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