Reframing the civic university: an agenda for impact

DOBSON, Julian and FERRARI, Ed, eds. (2023). Reframing the civic university: an agenda for impact. Rethinking University-Community Policy Connections . Palgrave Macmillan.

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This book addresses the need for a comprehensive reappraisal of what it means to be a ‘civic university’. For two decades the ‘civic’ agenda has been driven by a concern with economic impact and regional economic development. While recognising the importance of these aspects of universities’ civic influence, there is a need to more comprehensively outline how universities can and should make a difference across a wide spectrum of place-based activity, against a background of intensifying global social and environmental challenges. Rooted in collaborative work by the Civic University Network and community-based partners, the book provides a clear logical framework that universities and their partners can use to examine the extent of their civic activities, but also challenges them to use that framework as a starting point for deeper reflection and engagement. It celebrates the actions universities have taken to respond to communities’ needs, and encourages them to think more rigorously about what they can do in the future, and how they can become more accountable to the communities they serve. The book is an essential read for university leaders, academics involved in public engagement, and civic leaders and representatives who wish to develop closer engagement with their local universities.

Item Type: Edited Book
Slater, Jonathan
Baker, Chris
Gratton, Nicola
Wakeford Holder, Anna
Hussain, Farah
Crawley Jackson, Amanda
Jarvis, Sue
Johnstone, Paul
Jones, Martin
Mear, Liz
O'Neill, Kirstie
Udall, Julia [0000-0003-0742-1142]
Additional Information: Electronic ISSN: 2629-2440 Print ISSN: 2629-2432
Uncontrolled Keywords: civic universities; best practice; higher education; education policy; public policy; impact
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2023 09:44
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 15:15

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