The Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification:  Strategies and Approaches for Documenting Engagement

October 16, 2013     12:00-1:30 PM (Eastern)


Emily Janke
Associate Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies;
Director, Institute for Community and
Economic Engagement
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
      John Saltmarsh
Co-Director, New England Resource Center for
Higher Education; 

Professor, Higher Education Administration
Doctoral Program

University of Massachusetts Boston     

About this Session

This webinar is intended for campuses that are applying for the 2015 Elective Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching either as first-time applicants or as reclassifying campuses. The goal of this session will be to assist campuses in making a strong case for classification by providing strategies for gathering and presenting evidence of institutional engagement. This is an interactive session; there will be an opportunity to address as many questions from participants as time allows.

About the Presenters:


Emily M. Janke, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies department and the founding Director of the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Emily's teaching and scholarship explores multiple aspects of community engagement, including community-university relationships and partnerships, institutional culture and change strategies, and the role of reciprocity, communication and tension in win-win negotiations and collaborative relationships. As the director of ICEE (a university-wide institute) Emily leads initiatives that encourage, support, elevate, and amplify faculty, staff, student, and community colleague community-engaged teaching, learning, research, creative activity, and service in ways that promote the strategic goals of the university, address pressing issues in the Piedmont Triad and serve the public good of communities across the state, nation, and world.


Saltmarsh01 John Saltmarsh is the Co-Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston as well as a faculty member in the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program in the Department of Leadership in Education in the College of Education and Human Development. He leads the project in which NERCHE serves as the administrative partner with the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for Carnegie's elective Community Engagement Classification. He is the author, most recently, of an edited volume "To Serve a Larger Purpose:" Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher Education (2011) and a book with Edward Zlotkowski, Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (2011). He is also the author of numerous book chapters and articles on civic engagement, service-learning, and experiential education, and the co-author of the Democratic Engagement White Paper (NERCHE, 2009). He is an associate editor for the Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. He serves on the National Advisory Board of Imagining America, a member of Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) Coordinating Committee Members of the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Action Network and has served as past chair and member of the board of the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE), as an ex-officio member of the Board of The Democracy Imperative, and on AACU's board of the Core Commitments Project. He is a member of the National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement, has served as a National Scholar with Imagining America's Tenure Team Initiative, and as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Carnegie Foundation's Community Engagement Classification. From 1998 through 2005, he directed the national Project on Integrating Service with Academic Study at Campus Compact. He holds a Ph.D. in American History from Boston University and taught for over a decade at Northeastern University and as a Visiting Research Fellow at the Feinstein Institute for Public Service at Providence College.

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