© 2012

The Engaged Campus

Majors, Minors, and Certificates as the New Community Engagement

  • Editors
  • Dan W. Butin
  • Scott Seider

Part of the Community Engagement in Higher Education book series (CEHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

  3. Engagement in Action

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Tracey Burke, Tara Palmer Smith, Diane Hirshberg
      Pages 15-29
    3. Hollyce Giles, Sherry Giles
      Pages 49-67
    4. Arthur S. Keene, John Reiff
      Pages 69-88
    5. Keith Morton
      Pages 89-107
    6. Mary Beth Pudup
      Pages 109-129
    7. Scott Seider, Sarah Novick
      Pages 131-151
    8. Talmage A. Stanley
      Pages 153-168
  4. Reflecting on the Future of Community Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Ariane Hoy, Mathew Johnson, Robert Hackett
      Pages 177-186
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-203

About this book


The Engaged Campus offers a set of emerging best practices and articulation of critical issues for faculty and administrators committed to developing, strengthening, or expanding majors or minors in community engagement at their respective institutions.


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About the authors

Dan W. Butin is Founding Dean of the School of Education at Merrimack College, USA. He is the editor and author of over fifty books, articles, and book chapters, including the books Service-Learning in Higher Education, Teaching Social Foundations of Education, and Service-Learning and Social Justice Education. Butin's research focuses on issues of educator preparation and policy and community engagement. He has been Assistant Dean of the School of Education at Cambridge College, USA, and a faculty member at Gettysburg College, USA. Prior to working in higher education, Butin taught middle school, taught in an adult GED program, and was Chief Financial Officer of Teach For America. More about Butin's teaching and scholarship can be found at

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"All of us who believe in the democratic mission of higher education have been waiting for a book like this for a long, long time. The Engaged Campus thoughtfully and powerfully ushers in the next essential wave of research, scholarship, and practice in community engagement. Tying a brilliant historical account of the theoretical and practical roots of the community engagement movement to reports from key program leaders, critics, and higher education scholars, this book offers refreshing conceptual clarity. The Engaged Campus will undoubtedly be a required companion for all higher education professionals and scholars who hope their twenty-first century institutions will prepare students to be not only workers and wage-earners but also stewards of our democracy." - Joel Westheimer, University Research Chair in Education and Democracy at the University of Ottawa; Founder and Executive Director, Democratic Dialogue (

"For anyone who thinks service learning and community engagement are no longer relevant in today's era of Occupy Wall Street and Citizens United, anyone who assumes that college campuses have gone moribund, pick up The Engaged Campus and think again. Dan W. Butin and Scott Seider have assembled a battery of engaged scholars to help them report on the latest developments in service and higher education. The result is a must-read for everyone who cares about democratic citizenship, from college students and university faculty to community organizers and civic NGO leaders." - Benjamin R. Barber, Distinguished Senior Fellow, DEMOS; Founder and President, Interdependence Movement (CivWorld at DEMOS); Walt Whitman Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University

"Acutely aware of the critical crossroads at which the engaged campus has arrived, Dan W. Butin and Scott Seider urge us to move beyond the community engagement movement into a deeper, more systematic and disciplined endeavor. Their edited collection of essays details an intellectual movement based in authentic, sustained partnerships with the community that benefit both the community and the academy while building new curricular opportunities for students and a highly rigorous field of study. For all who seek to envision and fashion the engaged campus of the twenty-first century, this new collection of essays edited by Butin and Seider will prove to be highly instructive and a invaluable resource." - Katie Flowers, assistant director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning, Hobart and William Smith Colleges