Regional Reads

Regional 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.

2020-2021 Selection

“From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education”

by Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon, and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux.

Join participants from across Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Ohio as they discuss this recently released book from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Center for Urban Education at USC. The authors provide examples of ways institutions can design and implement effective campus change strategies to establish expansive and equity-minded campus cultures.

Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of “From Equity Walk to Equity Talk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education.” The book can be purchased directly from the publisher, Jossey-Bass, or from any major retailer.

Agenda

Starting Tuesday, March 23, 2021, discussions will take place virtually on the Third Tuesday of each month from March through July. Participants will discuss one chapter per month and be encouraged to work with others at their institution to develop ideas on how ideas from the text might influence and accelerate change.

Discussion will take place at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EST) OR 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST).

Participants can choose to participate in one or the other discussion session but are asked to commit to that time session for the entire series.

SESSION DATES AND TOPICS

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021 |  Chapter 1: From Equity Talk to Equity Walk
  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021 |  Chapter 2: Building an Equity-Minded Campus Culture
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021 |  Chapter 3: Using and Communicating Data as a Tool to Advance Equity
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 |  Chapter 4: Aligning Strategic Priorities and Building Institutional Capacity
  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 |  Chapter 5: Building Capacity for Equity-Mindedness among First-Generation Equity Practitioners

Registration

Registration Pricing

FREE for Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and North Carolina partner campuses!

Registrations are processed through our Engagement Portal.

If you need to create an account, please refer to our resource guide.

If you have any questions or run into trouble during your registration process, please contact Summer Webb at 317-274-6501 or summer {at} incampuscompact(.)org.

Past Selections

2019-2020
Summer 2020
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 A. Eddins

The 2020 Summer session focused on how to transform faculty development programs to fit the needs of your campus during today’s shifting environment. Utilizing the models and case studies from the text, participants worked to develop individualized faculty development models or begin campus engagement plans focused on the current pressing concerns.

2018-2019
Spring 2019
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.

2018-2019 Fall
Fall 2018
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.

2017-2018
Summer 2018
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 Fall
Fall 2017
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.

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