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 Programs and Member Development. Depending on interest, participants will be encouraged to co-facilitate discussion sessions.

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 will focus 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…

Participants will meet virtually each week, on Tuesdays, throughout the spring semester (February – April) to discuss chapters and unpack how they can utilize the concepts presented to inform their own scholarly work.

Obtaining the Text

Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next-Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education (2016) 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 2019 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 Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CT). Please secure them on your calendar now.

1/29 ·         Forward & Preface

·         Chapter 1: Introducing Next-Generation Engagement

2/5  ·         Part One: The Collaborative Engagement Paradigm

·         Chapter 2: The Inheritance of Next-Generation Engagement Scholars

2/12 ·         Chapter 3: A Brief History of a Movement: Civic Engagement and American Higher Education
2/19 ·         Chapter 4: Collaborative Engagement: The Future of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2/26 ·         No Session – Join us at the Indiana Campus Compact Service Engagement Summit
3/5 ·         Chapter 5: Collaborative Engagement Research and Implications for Institutional Change
3/12 ·         Chapter 6: Legitimacy, Agency, and Inequality: Organization Practices for Full Participation of Community-Engaged Faculty
3/19 ·         Part Two: New Public Scholars

·         Chapter 7: Disrupting Role Dichotomies

3/26 ·         Chapter 8: Developing a Community-Engaged scholarly Identity

·         Chapter 9: Paving new Professional Pathways for Community-Engaged Scholarship

4/2 ·         Chapter 10: Critical Commitments to Community and Campus Change
4/9 ·         Chapter 11: Fortunate Accidents and Winding Pathways: The Personal and Professional Spaces of Authenticity

·         Chapter 12: Next-Generation Engaged Scholars: Stewards of Change

4/16 ·         Part Three: The Future of Engagement

·         Chapter 13: The Future of the Academy with Students as Colleagues

4/23 ·         Chapter 14: Next-Generation Engagement Scholars in the Neoliberal University
4/30 ·         Chapter 15: Building an Organizational Structure that Fosters Blended Engagement

·         Afterword: Practice and Theory in the Service of Social Change

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

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

Participants will meet virtually throughout the fall semester (September – December) to discuss chapters and how CBR can be integrated as part of their scholarly pursuits.

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.