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Foreword by David Mathews


1. Democratic Engagement

2. Contested Ideals. Tracing the Trajectory of the Civic Engagement Movement

3. Democratic Transformation Through University Assisted Community Schools

4. Civic Professionalism

5. Leadership for Engagement. Reclaiming the Public Purpose of Higher Education

6. Chief Academic Officers and Community-Engaged Faculty Work

7. Deliberative Democracy and Higher Education. Higher Education's Democratic Mission

8. Faculty Civic Engagement. New Training, Assumptions, and Markets needed for the Engaged American Scholar

9. Putting Students at the Center of Civic Engagement

10. Civic Engagement on the Ropes?

11. Pursuing a World Lived in Common. Education for a Diverse Democracy and Interdependent Global Community

12. Democratic Purpose and Institutional Transformation. Recommendations for Action

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How to return democracy to the heart of a university's mission

About the Author

John Saltmarsh is Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston and is on the faculty of the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program in the Department of Leadership in Education in the College of Education and Human Development.

Matthew Hartley is Associate Professor and Chair of Higher Education at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.


"The various chapters in this volume represent the viewpoints of many recognized contributors to the growth of this field as well as some new voices. Guided by the careful, but provocative framing offered by the editors, the book holds form while providing an abundant 'democratic flowering of civic engagement' through which the two challenges that Saltmarsh and Hartley outlined are actively addressed... [T]his book offers an extensive review of strategies and examples of the kind of democratic engagement the authors describe. The diverse backgrounds and visions of the body of articles presented add richness to the discussion surrounding the future of civic engagement and service-learning on college campuses." Michigan Journal for Community Service Learning "...provide[s] perspective on the history and prospects of one of the most energetic reform movements in higher education over the last thirty years: strengthening civic learning and community involvement by students, faculty, and institutions." Mary Taylor Huber, Change, June 2012

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