Articles, Books and Resources on Community-Engaged Scholarship

This page is meant to help faculty members and administrators to develop common language and shared understanding about what engaged scholarship is and how it fits into the larger spectrum of scholarship in the academy. If you find additional references that you think would be useful as we explore these issues together, please send the reference information to the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement [] so they may be posted here. Special thanks to Dr. Amy Driscoll and Dr. Laurie Kennedy-Malone for their many contributions.

Bibliography of Current Literature: Scholarship of Engagement

Ahmed, S. M. and A. S. Palermo. (2010). “Community Engagement in Research: Frameworks for Education and Peer Review.” American Journal of Public Health. Published online ahead of print June 17, 2010.

Abrams, E., L. Townson, J. E. Williams, and L.R. Sandmann. (2006). “Engaged Faculty at the University of New Hampshire: The Outreach Scholars Academy.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 11(4), 27-39.

Alter, T. R. (2003, December). “Where is Extension Scholarship Falling Short, and What Can We Do About It?” Journal of Extension, 41(6).

Barker, D. (2004). “The Scholarship of Engagement: A Taxonomy of Five Emerging Practices.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 9(2), 123-137.

Bartel, A. S., M. Krasny, and E. Z. Harrison. (2003). “Beyond the Binary: Approaches to Integrating University Outreach with Research and Teaching.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 8(2), 89-104.

Bjarnason, S. and P. Coldstream, eds. (2003). The Idea of Engagement: Universities in Society. London: Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Boyer, E. L. (1996, April). “Stated Meeting Report: The Scholarship of Engagement.” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 49(7), 18-33.

Boyer, E. (1996, Spring). “The Scholarship of Engagement,” Journal of Public Service & Outreach, 1, no. 1, 11-20.

Bringle, R. G., J. A. Hatcher, and P. H. Clayton. (2006). “The Scholarship of Civic Engagement: Defining, Documenting, and Evaluating Faculty Work.” To Improve the Academy, 25, 257-279.

Bringle, R. G., J. A. Hatcher, and B. Holland. (2007). “Conceptualizing Civic Engagement: Orchestrating Change at a Metropolitan University.” Metropolitan Universities, 18(3), 57-74.

Cohen, J. (2008). “A Portrait of a University as a Young Citizen.” In D. W. Brown and D. Witte, eds.  Agent of Democracy: Higher Education and the HEX Journey, 149-169. Dayton: Kettering Foundation.

Cohen, J. and L. Yapa. (2003). “Introduction: What is Public Scholarship?”  In J. Cohen & L. Yapa, eds. A blueprint for public scholarship at Penn State, 5-7. University Park: Pennsylvania State University.

Colby, A., T. Ehrlich, E. Beaumont, and J. Stephens. (2003). Educating Citizens: Preparing America’s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Driscoll, A., and E. A. Lynton.  (1999).  Making Outreach Visible: A Guide to Documenting Professional Service and Outreach.  Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education.

Driscoll, A., and L. Sandmann.  (2004). “Roles and Responsibilities of Academic Administrators: Supporting the Scholarship of Civic Engagement.”  In M. Langseth & W. Plater, eds. Public Work and the Academy. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company.

Dzure, A. W. (2008). Democratic Professionalism: Citizen Participation and the Reconstruction of Professional Ethics, Identity and Practice. University Park: Penn State Press.

Eberly, R. A. and J. Cohen, eds. (2008). “A Laboratory for Public Scholarship and Democracy.” New Directions for Teaching and Learning, no. 105. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Fear, F. A., C. L. Rosaen, P. Foster-Fishman, and R. J. Bawden. (2001). “Outreach as Scholarly Expression: A Faculty Perspective.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 6(2),21-34.

Fear, F. A., and L. R.  Sandmann. (2001-02). “The ‘New’ Scholarship: Implications for Engagement and Extension.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 7 (1&2), 29-38.

Finkelstein, M. A. (2001). “Toward a Unified View of Scholarship: Eliminating Tensions Between Traditional and Engaged Work.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 6(2), 35-44.

Israel, B. A., A.J. Schulz, E. A. Parker, and A. B. Becker. (1998). “Review of Community-Based Research: Assessing Partnership Approaches to Improve Public Health. Annual Review of Public Health, 19, 173-202.

Janke, E. M. and C. L. Colbeck. (2008). “Evolving Professional Identities Through Changing Organizational Contexts: The Influence of Community Partners in Shaping Faculty Work Motivations.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 31-46. Atlanta: University of Georgia.

Kecskes, K., ed. Engaging Departments: Moving Faculty Culture from Private to Public, Individual to Collective, Focus for the Common Good. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006.
*25 copies of this book were purchased and distributed by Interim Vice Provost Micheline Chalhoub-Deville to faculty who attended the OLCE March 5th, 2009 Speaker Series. Additional copies were provided to administrators she directly supervised.

Kreber, Carolin, ed.  (2001).  Scholarship Revisited: Perspectives on the Scholarship of Teaching.  New Directions for Teaching and Learning Series, number 86.  San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass.

Lynton, E. A. (1994). “Knowledge and Scholarship,” Metropolitan Universities Journal.

Lynton, E. A.  (1995).  Making the Case for Professional Service.  Washington, DC: American Association for Higher Education.

Martinez-Brawley, E. E. (2003, December). “The Scholarship of Engagement in a Research University: Faculty Incentives and Disincentives. Metropolitan Universities Journal: An International Forum, 14(4), 116-130.

National Institutes of Health. (2011). Principles of Community Engagement, 2nd Edition. Updates and expands the 1997 booklet published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. The full-text is available online at

O’Meara, K. (2003). “Reframing Incentives and Rewards for Community Service-Learning and Academic Outreach.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 8(2), 201-220.

O’Meara, K. (2002, Fall). “Uncovering the Values in Faculty Evaluation of Service as Scholarship.” The Review of Higher Education, 26(1), 57-80.

O’Meara, K., and A. J. Jaeger. (2006). “Preparing Future Faculty for Community Engagement: Barriers, Facilitators, Models and Recommendations.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 11(4), 3-26.

O’Meara, K., and Rice, R. E. (2005). Faculty Priorities Reconsidered: Rewarding Multiple Forms of Scholarship. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
*Kerry Ann O’Meara was brought to UNCG in April 2009 by Dean Celia Hooper. This book was distributed to all HHP faculty.

Peters, S. J. (2000). “The Formative Politics of Outreach Scholarship.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 6(1),23-30.

Saltmarsh, J., D. Giles Jr., E. Ward and S. M. Buglione. Rewarding Community-Engaged Scholarship.

Saltmarsh, J., M. Hartley, and P. Clayton. (2009). Democratic Engagement White Paper. Boston, MA: New England Resource Center for Higher Education.

Sandmann, L. R., C. H. Thornton, and A. J. Jaeger. (2009). Special Issue: Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education: The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions, (147), 1–104.

Schon, D. (1995, November/December). “The New Scholarship Requires a New Epistemology,” Change, Vol. 27, No. 6, 26.

Simpson, R. D. (2000). “Toward a Scholarship of Outreach and Engagement in Higher Education.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 6(1), 7-12.

Van de Ven, Andrew H. (2007). Engaged Scholarship: A Guide for Organizational and Social Research. Oxford University Press.

Ward, K. (2003). “Faculty Service Roles and the Scholarship of Engagement.” ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, Vol. 29, Number 5. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Webster, N. and C. Flanagan. (2003). “Public Scholarship: Expanding Higher Education’s Mission.” In J. Cohen & L. Yapa, eds. A Blueprint for Public Scholarship at Penn State, 5-7. University Park: Pennsylvania State University.

Wharton-Michael, P., E. M. Janke, A. Bertelesen, R. Karim and L. Wray. (2006). “An Explication of Public Scholarship Objectives.” In J. Cohen and R. Eberly, eds. A Laboratory for Public Scholarship and Democracy: New Directions in Teaching and Learning, 63-72. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Wise, G., D. Retzleff, and K. Reilly. (2002). “Adapting Scholarship Reconsidered and Scholarship Assessed to Evaluate University of Wisconsin-Extension Outreach Faculty for Tenure and Promotion.” Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 7(3), 5-18.

Community Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative Annotated Bibliography

This CES Collaborative Annotated Bibliography is intended to serve as an aid in reviewing the issues related to promoting community engagement and community-engaged scholarship at health professional schools. Documents were selected based on those works that were found to be of use to the Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions in preparing their report, and on the experience of CCPH staff in researching issues related to community-engaged scholarship The listing of citations included here provide a sample of the important works published to date. Many more works could be included here, and the list is expected to expand as the work of the Collaborative evolves. For additional references on community-engaged scholarship and related issues, please refer to the references section of the report of the Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions, and in the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit.

Key Contacts and Consultants in North Carolina

Lynn Blanchard, M.P.H., Ph.D.,
Director of the Carolina Center for Public Service, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and co-director of the Faculty for the Engaged Campus (FIPSE-grant). She holds an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education at the UNC School of Public Health. Her interests center on public service and how people work together to address issues of shared concern. Specific areas of experience include collaboration, community-building, and community-based health improvement.

Patti Clayton, Ph.D.,
Senior Scholar for the Institute for Community and Economic Engagement at UNCG, Senior Scholar with the Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and a Visiting Fellow with the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE). She has served as a consultant with over 30 schools, universities, and higher education organizations. She was founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Curricular Engagement at NC State University and previously served as a Faculty Fellow with National Campus Compact’s Project on Integrating Service with Academic Study. Clayton has ten years of experience as a practitioner-scholar in community-engaged teaching and learning, including leading a multi-faceted scholarship agenda, college-level institutionalization efforts, discipline-based and multi-disciplinary faculty learning communities, engaged graduate and undergraduate education initiatives, and a range of intra- and inter-institutional collaborations. Her work focuses on building the capacity of individuals, units, institutions, and the field as a whole for scholarly community-engaged teaching and learning.

North Carolina Campus Compact,
NC Campus Compact is a coalition of colleges and universities collaborating to increase campus-wide participation in community and public service. Presidents commit their institutions to join with other schools in becoming “engaged campuses” that enhance students’ sense of responsibility, citizenship, leadership and awareness of community, while reinvigorating higher education’s concern for improving the quality of life in North Carolina. NC Campus Compact is a member of National Campus Compact. While member campuses have established visions to create civic-minded graduates who understand the value of volunteering and service, the Compact state office works to provide resources, training and opportunities that campuses may not be able to pursue individually. Elon University serves as the Compact’s host and fiscal agent.

Assist Presidents, Chancellors & Chief Administrators to promote civic engagement on their campuses and across the state:

  • Prepare briefing packets related to civic engagement for Presidents and Chancellors to utilize in speeches, publications, and strategic plans.
  • Create Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer Committee; to hold annual meetings in order to connect academic and student affairs support of civic engagement.
  • Form Councils on Civic Engagement within campuses to be appointed by Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers.
  • Collect and disseminate articles written by Presidents and Chancellors related to the civic mission of higher education.
  • Hold first Presidents and Chancellors annual meeting.
  • Create Presidents quarterly newsletter.


Building the University’s Capacity for Engagement Speaker Series (UNCG)

Find more information on past speaker series brought by the Office of Leadership and Civic Engagement, Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Economic Development, and the University Teaching and Learning Center.


Building Capacity for Community Engagement: Strategic Areas for Advancement at UNCG
White Paper written by Emily Janke and Micheline Chalhoub-Deville, April 9, 2009.

Council on Engagement and Outreach (CEO) Benchmarking Engagement Update – June 10, 2009
The APLU Council on Engagement and Outreach identified the need for mechanisms that create a better shared understanding of principles and practices of engagement in higher education. Council leadership has envisioned a web-based system to collect and provide public access to consistent information from APLU member institutions. The system would be consistent with previous national assessment efforts and existing tools and is organized around six broad dimensions of engagement.

Imagining America

Imagining America defines Publicly Engaged Scholarship (PES) as follows:

Publicly engaged academic work is “scholarly or creative activity integral to a faculty member’s academic area. It encompasses different forms of making knowledge about, for, and with diverse publics and communities. Through a coherent, purposeful sequence of activities, it contributes to the public good and yields artifacts of public and intellectual value.”

Imagining America is a consortium of colleges and universities committed to public scholarship and practice in the arts, humanities, and design. Imagining America supports campus-community partnerships that contribute to local and national civic life while furthering recognition of the value of public scholarship and practice in higher education itself.

Current projects include Tenure Team Initiative on Public Scholarship (TTI)Assessing the Practices of Public Scholarship (APPS), and Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE).

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