NERCHE's community of scholar-practitioners comprises faculty, professional staff, and administrators from a rich array of institutions nationwide. NERCHE is pleased to highlight publications by members of this community, including Think Tank members, visiting fellows, senior associates, and project partners.

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Problematizing Service-Learning

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Edited by Trae Stewart, University of Central Florida
and Nicole Webster, Pennsylvania State University
Interest in and research on civic engagement and service-learning have increased exponentially.  In this rapid growth,efforts have been made to institutionalize pedagogies of engagement across both K-12 and higher education.  As a result,increased positive attention has been complemented equally by well-founded critiques complicating experientialapproaches’ claims and questioning if institutional, financial, and philosophical commitment is warranted.  A key com-plaint from these critical voices is the tightly woven, protective insular core in the field of service-learning.  This claim isnot unfounded, nor necessarily bad.

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Next Generation Leadership: Insights From Emerging Leaders

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Sherry H. Penney and Patricia Akemi Neilson

Next Generation Leadership: Insights From Emerging Leaders

Next Generation Leadership addresses issues such as:

Leading from the middle;
Leading collaboratively;
Networking within sectors and across sectors;
Adapting to new technology;
Inclusivity with organizations that represent current demographics;
Focusing on issues of gender, race, and ethnicity in the workplace;
Encouraging family friendly work environments;
Demonstrating corporate social responsibility and undertaking “green” initiatives;
Responding to globalization and the shrinking of our world.

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Social Problems, A Service Learning Approach

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Corey Dolgon, Chis Baker

Social Problems
A Service Learning Approach

In Social Problems: A Service Learning Approach, authors Corey Dolgon (Stonehill College) and Chris Baker (Walters State Community College) integrate an innovative case study approach into a comprehensive introduction that helps students understand how they can
address social problems in their communities by applying basic theories and concepts.

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Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

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Saltmarsh, John & Zlotkowski, Edward. (2011). Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Higher Education and Democracy is a collection of essays written over the last ten years on how civic engagement in higher education works to achieve what authors John Saltmarsh and Edward Zlotkowsi consider to be the academic and civic purposes of higher education. These include creating new modes of teaching and learning, fostering participation in American democracy, the development and respect for community and civic institutions, and encouraging the constant renewal all of these dimensions of American life.

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Managing Diversity: (Re)Visioning Equity on College Campuses

Managing_DiversityThis book brings together scholars who explore the evolving meanings of diversity and how these meanings present new challenges and considerations for collegiate leadership, management, and practice. The book offers empirical, scholarly, and personal space to interrogate the seemingly elusive but compelling challenges postsecondary institutions face in managing diversity. Book chapters are offered in a variety of voicessome detailing theoretical, conceptual, sociohistorical, and globalized meanings of diversity; some highlighting college personnel narratives around social justice and equity; and some illustrating identity politics and provocative topics among students, faculty, and staff that continue to present formidable challenges to collegiate equity agendas.

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Understanding College and University Organization: Theories for Effective Policy and Practice

Bess_and_Dee._Understanding_College_and_University_Organization._2007._2 Bess, James L. & Dee, Jay R. (2007). Understanding College and University Organization: Theories for Effective Policy and Practice / Two Volume Set. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

The book is written for administrative and faculty leaders in institutions of higher learning, and for graduate students studying to become upper-level administrators, leaders, and policy makers in higher education. It presents a range of theories that can be applied to many of the difficult management situations that college and university leaders encounter. It provides them with the theoretical background to evaluate the many new ideas that emerge in the current literature, and in workshops and conferences.

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