Released by Stylus in 2016, Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next-Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education, by Post, Ward, Longo & Saltmarsh is proving to be a timely book for our field. The authors boldly argue that up-and-coming college faculty and administrators are notably more committed to the public purposes of the academy than previous generations. These faculty are not enthusiastic about campus policies and structures that do not value or reward community engaged scholarship.
The book makes a strong case for the role of higher education in addressing public problems and being an active community partner.
This text is available for you to borrow from the Nashman Center. We are interesting to see what you think about the extent to which GW stands as an example of its description of the future of higher education. Book club anyone?