Our programming takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, particularly the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.

(For more information: WWU Tribal Relations)

Thank you to the organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort including (alphabetically) Children of the Setting Sun Productions, Eastern Washington University, Friends of the San Juans, Galiano Conservancy Association, Geneva Elementary School, Northwest Indian College, Opportunity Council, University of Puget Sound, WWU Center for Community Learning, WWU Salish Sea Institute, WWU Sustainable Communities Partnership, Whatcom Community College, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental.

 

Many additional organizations have provided meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Thank you all.

©2019 Community Engagement Fellows

Articles

Topic: Why Engagement?

Centrality of engagement in higher education

Andrew Furco; H. Fitzgerald; K. Bruns; S. Sonka

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. 
Summary: answers the question "why is engagement important?"

The State of the “Engaged Campus”: What we have learned about building and sustaining university-community partnerships?

Barbara Holland and Sheril Gelmon
Introduction to Service-Learning Toolkit
Summary: lessons learned from the early years of community engagement. 

Engaged Learning in the Academy: Challenges and Possibilities (David Thornton Moore)

Keene, Arthur S.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

Summary: engaged learning can help solve some of the challenges in the US education system. 

Topic: Preparing the Self

What Kind of Community? An Inquiry into Teaching Practices that Move beyond Exclusion

Stephen Bloch-Schulman, J. F. Humphrey, Spoma Jovanovic, Hollyce "Sherry" Giles, Dan Malotky, Audrey Campbell

Partnerships: a Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Summary: the goals, values, and outcomes of engaged teaching.

Serving Ourselves: How the Discourse on Community Engagement Privileges the University over the Community

Bortolin, Kathleen

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Summary: moving beyond engagement that priviledges the university over the community.

Topic: Preparing Students

Key Elements of Effective Service-Learning Partnerships from the Perspective of Community Partners
Alan Tinkler, Barri Tinkler, Ethan Hausman, Gabe Tufo-Strouse
Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
Summary: two faculty and two partners explore what makes effective partnerships.
The Four Furies: Primary Tensions between Service-Learners and Host Agencies

Mills, Steven D.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

Summary: the four biggest stressors between students and partners.

Topic: Forming Lasting Partnerships

Topic: Integrating Your Work

Unheard Voices: Community Organizations and Service-Learning
Randy Stoecker and Elizabeth A. Tryon with Amy Hilgendorf
Summary: a book about the ways community can be marginalized by working with universities, and how to create more equitable partnerships. 
 
 
 

Reciprocity: Saying What We Mean and Meaning What We Say

Dostilio, Lina D.; Brackmann, Sarah M.; Edwards, Kathleen E.; Harrison, Barbara; Kliewer, Brandon W.; Clayton, Patti H.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Summary: a discussion of reciprocity. 
 

Voices from the Community: A Case for Reciprocity in Service-Learning

d’Arlach, Lucía; Sánchez, Bernadette; Feuer, Rachel

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Summary: a study of how reciepents of service view service, as informed by Freire's theory of critical consciousness. 
 
 

Building Effective Community-University Partnerships: Are Universities Truly Ready?

Eckerle Curwood, Susan; Munger, Felix; Mitchell, Terry; Mackeigan, Mary; Farrar, Ashley

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Summary: assessing university readiness for engagement at a pre-partnership stage.

Two Sides to Every Story: Exploring Community Partners’ Perspective of their Service Learning Experiences

Stephanie Smith Budhai

The Journal for Civic Commitment
Summary: outcomes of service-learning from the perspective of community partners.
 
 
 

Investigating Faculty Learning in the Context of Community-Engaged Scholarship

Katz Jameson, Jessica; Clayton, Patti H.; Jaeger, Audrey J.; Bringle, Robert G.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Summary: the impact faculty development programs about community engaged scholarship. 
 
 

Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Academy: An Action Agenda

Gelmon, Sherril B. ; Jordan, Catherine ; Seifer, Sarenad.

Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning
Summary: institutions need to adopt policies that value and reward community engaged scholarship.
 
 

Topic: Documenting

Do University Communications About Campus-Community Partnerships Reflect Core Engagement Principles?

Kayser Arrazattee, Christy; Lima, Marybeth; Lundy, Lisa.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Summary: a study of how institutions represent campus-community partnerships in their public communications. 
 
Transforming Library Spaces through Community Engagement
Betha Gutsche, Liz Morris, Theresa Stroisch 
Summary: a project summary for a local project.
 

Topic: Assessing Our Impacts

The Measure of Service Learning: Research Scales to Assess Student Experiences

Robert Bringle and Mindy Phillips
Summary: book about assessing service-learning projects. 
 

Challenges in Assessing Service-Learning

Gelmon, Sherril B.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Summary: an early article about assessment challenges, still sited by many.
 

Collaborative Faculty Assessment of Service-Learning Student Work to Improve Student and Faculty Learning and Course Design

Shapiro, Daniel F.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Summary: case study for assessing a service-learning course.
 

Topic: Institutional Support

Public engagement means ‘sacrificing’ academic career

Paul Jump
Times Higher Education
Summary: an article (and links to others) about how engagement can be limiting for faculty member's academic career.

 

Cultivating Community-Engaged Faculty: the Institution's Role in Individual Journeys

Eric Malm, Nicholas Rademacher, Mary Harris, David Dunbar, Caroline Nielsen, Erin McLaughlin

Journal of Community Engagement in Higher Education
Summary: institutional factors that encourage faculty participation in community engagement work. 
 

 

An Essay on the Institutionalization of Service-Learning: The Genesis of the Feinstein Institute for Public Service

Hudson, William E.; Trudeau, Robert H.

Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Summary: a case study on the institutionalization of service-learning.
 

Topic: Public Universities and Engagement

The Civic Mission of Higher Education at a Time of Democratic Discontent

Peter Levine

Partnerships: a Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

The Engaged Campus: Towards a Comprehensive Approach to Public Engagement

Andrew Furco

British Journal of Educational Studies

 

Topic: Community Colleges and Engagement

Reaffirming the Value of Civic Engagement  on Community College Campuses

Paul A. Elsner

The Journal for Civic Commitment
 

Topic: Tribal Colleges and Engagement

A Hundred Ways of Learning.

Lee, Martha S

Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education

Sharing the Harvest, Sustaining the Community

Paskus, Laura

Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education

Of the Community, by the Community, and for the Community.

Ambler, Marjane

Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education

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