Institutionalizing Faculty Engagement through Research, Teaching, and Service at Research Universities
by Tami L. Moore, Oklahoma State University and Kelly Ward, Washington State University. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning Fall 2010, pp. 44-58.Institutionalizing engagement, especially at research universities, calls for thinking beyond servicelearning and the teaching mission.We conducted interviews with 20 faculty members at 15 research institutions in the United States who integrate teaching, research, and service in a community-focused scholarly agenda to support the civic missions of their institutions. Major findings highlight supports and barriers for faculty involvement in community-engaged work, and thereby link directly to discussions of the structures and leadership required for changing institutional policies and practices related to integration and engagement. We conclude by offering recommendations for practice and further research to support institutionalizing community engagement.