Community engaged learning & the issue of retention and thriving of underrepresented faculty

Posted by HE-SL Listserv on January 16, 2024

A recent post on the Higher Education – Service-Learning (HE-SL) Listserv asked what resources might be helpful for those thinking critically about how engaging in community engaged work (i.e. teaching community engaged classes, doing community engaged scholarship, etc) can support underrepresented faculty retention and their sense of belonging.

Here are the responses:

Here are some resources and research I’ve found helpful on these topics related to full engagement and inclusive excellence impacts supported by community engagement.

Miller, D., Dolson, T., Gale, S., Howard, A. (2018). Supporting inclusive excellence through community-engaged scholarship and teaching (White paper). University of Richmond: Bonner Center for Civic Engagement.

Sturm, S., Eatman, T., Saltmarsh, J., & Bush, A. (2011). Full participation: Building the architecture for diversity and public engagement in higher education (White paper). Columbia University Law School: Center for Institutional and Social Change.

This policy brief addresses some of the important questions you and your colleagues are asking, and I’m sure others, will be interested in your findings.

Don’t miss this new article in the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning: “Civic Learning Through a Lens of Racial Equity.”

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