ICC Reads Discussion Group

ICC Reads is an online book discussion group in which individuals from Indiana Campus Compact partner institutions talk about selected texts related to service-learning and community engagement. Selected readings will focus on topics that can relate to a broad audience and will encourage participants to explore new and innovative ways of examining the field.

Discussions will be led by Laura Weaver, Director of Professional Development and Engaged Learning at laura {at} incampuscompact(.)org. Depending on interest, participants may co-facilitate discussion sessions.

Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement: Exploring Intersections, Frameworks, and Models of Practice Edited by Becca Berkey, Cara Meixner, Patrick M. Green and Emily Eddins Rountree

Register for the Spring 2020 session via the Engagement Portal.

The spring 2020 session of ICC Reads will focus on the role of the educational developer across the spectrum of service-learning and community engagement. Given the potentially transformational nature—for both faculty and students—of the experiences and courses in whose design they may be directly or indirectly involved, as well as their responsibility to the communities served by these initiatives, they have to be particularly attentive to issues of identity, values, and roles. As both practitioners and facilitators, they are often positioned as third-space professionals. This edited volume provides educational developers and community engagement professionals an analysis of approaches to faculty development around service-learning and community engagement. More from the publisher…

Participants will meet virtually, on Thursdays, throughout the spring semester to discuss chapters and unpack how they can utilize the concepts presented to inform their own scholarly work. The session dates and corresponding chapters are outlined below.

This session will be co-facilitated by Dr. Lindsey Payne, Director of Service-Learning with Purdue University’s Office of Engagement, and Carly Evich, Service-Learning Graduate Assistance with Purdue University’s Office of Engagement.

Lindsey is the Director of Service-Learning at Purdue University, and teaches a service-learning course in Environmental and Ecological Engineering. Her research sits at the intersection of sustainability, teaching and learning, and engagement focusing on transdisciplinary decision-making in community-based design. She is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, and is the Chair of the Teaching Academy. She has a B.A in Biological Sciences from DePauw University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ecological Sciences and Engineering from Purdue University. She has also worked professionally in the non-profit and secondary education sectors, and currently serves on multiple community-based environmental boards.

Carly is the Graduate Assistant for Service-Learning at Purdue University. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, as well as a master’s degree in Public Health. Her interests broadly center on promoting positive youth development among underserved youth through education, mentoring programs, and civic engagement. She has a B.S. in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and an M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. She is also an alumna of the Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program.

Obtaining the Text

Reconceptualizing faculty development in service-learning/community engagement: Exploring intersections, frameworks, and models of practice (2018) is published by Stylus Publishing, LLC. Registered ICC Reads participants from Campus Compact partner institutions are able to purchase the text at a discounted price via the Stylus Publishing online bookstore.

Spring 2020 Session Dates

All discussion will take place via the Zoom web-conferencing platform. Information will be sent to registered participants prior to each session.

Discussions will take place on the following Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET) / 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (CT). Please secure them on your calendar now.

January 23rd Forward through Part One
February 6th Chapter 1
February 20th Chapter 2
March 12th Part Two: Chapter 3, Chapter 4 and Chapters 5
March 26th Chapter 6 and Chapter 7
April 9th Part Three: Chapter 8
April 23rd Chapter 9 and Chapter 10
May 7th Part Four: Chapter 11 and Chapter 12

*Participants must purchase/obtain their own copy of the text.

Spring 2019 ICC Reads Selection

Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education
Edited by Margaret A. Post, Elaine Ward, Nicholas V. Longo, and John Saltmarsh

The spring session of ICC Reads focused on the topic of the civic purpose of higher education by examining the voices of a new generation of engaged scholars who are committed to the renewal of higher education. These scholars are questioning the existing structures, policies and practices of today’s institutions and presenting new ideas of engagement with the hope of transforming the academy to better align with societal needs. More from the publisher…

Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next-Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education (2016) is published by Stylus Publishing, LLC., and participants from Campus Compact partner institutions are able to purchase the text at a discounted price via the Stylus Publishing online bookstore.

Fall 2018 ICC Reads Selection

Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact
Edited by Mary Beckman and Joyce F. Long

The fall session of ICC Reads focused on the topic of community-based research (CBR) by examining the 2016 book, Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact edited by Mary Beckman and Joyce F. Long. Participants can expect to be introduced to the historical and key concepts of community-engaged scholarship and frameworks for organizing CBR before diving deeper into various case studies that address specific questions related to community-based research as a strategy for engaged teaching and learning. More from the publisher…

Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact provides:

  • An overview of language and methods used by professionals engaged in CBR
  • A framework for orienting CBR toward concrete community outcomes
  • Effective ways to integrate CBR into course content, student-driven projects, and initiatives spanning disciplines, curricula, campuses and countries
  • Lessons learned in working toward positive outcomes for students in communities

Read the recent book review by Miles A. McNall and Jessica V. Barnes-Najor published in the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement.

Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact (2016) is published by Stylus Publishing, LLC., and participants from Campus Compact partner institutions are able to purchase the text at a discounted price via the Campus Compact Bookstore.

2018  Summer ICC Reads Selection

The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification: Constructing a Successful Application for First-Time and Re-Classification Applicants

Edited by John Saltmarsh and Mathew B. Johnson

The 2018 Summer session of ICC Reads focused on the newly released book, The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification: Constructing a Successful Application for First-Time and Re-Classification Applicants edited by John Saltmarsh and Mathew B. Johnson. The book offers a collection of resources for institutions that are considering applying as either first-time or re-classification applicants for the Community Engagement Classification form the Carnegie Foundation. Contributors offer insight on approaches to collecting the materials needed for an application and strategies for creating a complete and successful application.  More from the publisher…

The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification: Constructing a Successful Application for First-Time and Re-Classification Applicants is published by Campus Compact, and individuals from Campus Compact partner institutions are able to purchase the text at a discounted price via the Campus Compact Bookstore.

2017-2018 ICC Reads Selection

Engaging Higher Education: Purpose, Platforms, and Programs for Community Engagement

by Marshall Welch, Assistant Vice Provost for Engagement at Saint Mary’s College of California.

“Building on the findings of the research undertaken by the author and John Saltmarsh on the infrastructure of campus centers for engagement that have received the Carnegie Classification for Community, this book responds to the expressed needs of the participating center directors for models and practices they could share and use with faculty, and mid-level and upper-level administrators to more fully embed engagement into institutional culture and practice.” More from the publisher

Engaging Higher Education: Purpose, Platforms, and Programs for Community Engagement is co-published with Campus Compact.