Academics in Action!A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

Academics in Action!A Model for Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Service

Sandra L. Barnes, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Nina C. Martin, and Alison McGuire

Print publication date: 2016

ISBN: 9780823268795

Publisher: Fordham University Press

Abstract

The edited volume describes a multi-disciplinary model where students and faculty work with communities, learn from them, and contribute the fruits of theory and research to solving community problems. It is a model where theory and action span multiple ecological levels from individuals and small group to organizations and social structures. The communities of engagement range from local neighborhoods and schools to national policy and international development. These forms of engagement require carefully crafted institutional structures to support them. This volume offers examples of community-engaged theory, scholarship, and action, and the structures that foster them within a research university. The examples are drawn from the Department of Human and Organizational Development at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, whose programs, from undergraduate service learning and internships to doctoral training in community research and action, embody the vision of The Academy in Action! The chapters document how authentic partnerships between the academy and the community result in meaningful research and praxis.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Introduction

Sandra L. Barnes, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Nina C. Martin, and Allison Mcguire

1 John Dewey, Participatory Democracy, and University-Community Partnerships

Robert Innes, Leigh Gilchrist, Susan Friedman, and Kristen Tompkins

2 The Ethical Foundations of Human and Organizational Development Programs

Paul R. Dokecki, Mark Mccormack, Hasina Mohyuddin, and Linda Isaacs

3 Using Research to Guide Efforts to Prevent and End Homelessness

Marybeth Shinn, Lindsay S. Mayberry, Andrew L. Greer, Benjamin W. Fisher, Jessica Gibbons-Benton, and Vera S. Chatman

4 Ecological Research Promoting Positive Youth Development

Carol t. Nixon, Bernadette Doykos, Velma Mcbride Murry, Maury Nation, Nina C. Martin, Alley Pickren, and Joseph Gardella

5 Putting Boyer’s Four Types of Scholarship into Practice

Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Vera S. Chatman, Laurel Lunn, Abbey Mann, and Craig Anne Heflinger

6 Conducting Research on Comprehensive Community Development Initiatives

Kimberly D. Bess, Bernadette Doykos, Joanna D. Geller, Krista L. Craven, and Maury Nation

7 The Field School in Intercultural Education as a Model for International Service-Learning and Collaborative Action-Research Training

Holly L. Karakos, Benjamin W. Fisher, Joanna Geller, Laurel Lunn, Neal A. Palmer, Douglas D. Perkins, Nikolay Mihaylov, William L. Partridge, and Sharon Shields

8 Creating a Mosaic of Religious Values and Narratives

Hasina Mohyuddin, Mark Mccormack, Paul R. Dokecki, and Linda Isaacs

9 Internship: Situated Learning in the Department of Human and Organizational Development

Heather L. Smith, Victoria J. Davis, Marybeth Shinn, and Stephanie Zuckerman

10 Can Synergy Across Theory, Pedagogy, and Practice Guide Professional Education?

Andrew Finch, Oluchi Nwosu, Gina Frieden, Emily Hennessey, Craig Anne Heflinger, Allison Mcguire, Sarah V. Suiter, Emily Burchfield, Nina C. Martin, Linda Isaacs, Lauren Brinkley-Rubenstein, Paul Speer, Abbey Mann, Sharon Shields, Neal Palmer, Bethany Pittman, and Sandra L. Barnes

Conclusion: Academics in Action—Bridging Principles and Practice!

Sandra L. Barnes, Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, Bernadette Doykos, Nina C. Martin, and Allison McGuire