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.

ICC READS: Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in the time of COVID-19

Mondays in June & July 2020 |  10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (ET)

Join co-facilitators Dr. Lindsey Payne and Carly Evich of Purdue University’s Office of Engagement as they dive into the book Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement edited by Berkey, Meixner, Green and Eddins. In this special summer session of ICC Reads, you will, be using the selected text as a guide, focus on transforming faculty development programs to fit the needs of your campus in today’s shifting environment.

Participants will meet virtually, on Mondays in June and July from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (ET), to discuss chapters, unpack how they can utilize the concepts presented, and work to create faculty development plans that fit their current institutional culture and pedagogical shifts associated with the COVID-10 pandemic. The session dates and corresponding chapters are outlined below.

Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement by Berkey et al. (2018) 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 with an analysis of approaches to faculty development around service-learning and community engagement. More from the publisher…

Meeting dates and corresponding content foci

  • Monday, June 22, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Preface, Introduction, & Part One (pages xxiii – 84)
  • Monday, June 27, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Part Two (pages 85 – 202)
  • Monday, July 13, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Part Three (pages 203 – 265)
  • Monday, July 20, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Part 4 (pages 265 – 314) & Final thoughts with the group and sharing of faculty development plans

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. Participants purchasing the text before June 15th will receive 30% off when using the code CC2020 at checkout. This discount will be extended to all books purchased at the Stylus Bookstore—time to stock up!

Registration Rates

*Individuals who register using the incorrect registration type (e.g., non-Indiana Campus Compact partners who register using the Indiana Campus Compact partner code) will be invoiced for the correct registration fee. All payments must be made prior to the beginning of the series.

Registration

Log in to Indiana Campus Compact’s Engagement Portal by Thursday, June 18th at 11:59 PM (ET), and complete your registration. Find these opportunities under the PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, WORKSHOPS, AND TRAINING tab, then click on Register for a Professional Development Opportunity. Access to the Zoom platform provided once registration is complete.

About the co-facilitators

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.

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.