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Re-envisioning Higher Education’s Public Mission

Global Perspectives

Editors: Papadimitriou, Antigoni, Boboc, Marius (Eds.)

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  • Examines the role of higher education in community engagement on local, national, and international levels 
  • Draws from document analysis, interviews with university leadership, senior administrators, and community partners to highlight challenges and opportunities in economic/community development projects, and social responsibility
  • Provides models for university leaders and colleagues (or faculty)  to create, carry out, and scale-up a variety of public mission initiatives
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This book covers initiatives related to higher education’s public mission such as university-community engagement, knowledge transfer, economic development, and social responsibility, using empirical and conceptual cases in the US, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. In order to develop a better understanding of public mission initiatives in higher education across the globe, the volume editors developed a theoretical framework emerging from organizational theory. Each chapter analysis uses both external environmental elements (political, economic, sociocultural, and technological), as well as internal institutional elements (mission, vision, leadership, and governance). Finally, each chapter highlights issues related to implementation and challenges with the intent of prompting readers to consider appropriate ways in which to adopt some of the lessons learned by the contributing authors.


About the authors

Antigoni Papadimitriou is Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Western Kentucky University, USA. She also holds a courtesy appointment at Johns Hopkins University, USA, to complete two internal grants focused on university-community engaged research and social change.

Marius Boboc is Professor of Education in the College of Education and Human Services and Provost for Academic Planning at Cleveland State University, USA.

Reviews

“The depth of change caused by the COVID-19 pandemic re-emphasizes the vital role and responsibilities of all colleges and universities have towards the social, cultural, civic, and economic sustainability of their communities and regions. This book provides an insight into a range of international experiences which can provide inspiration to us all.”
Ellen Hazelkorn, Professor Emerita, Technological University Dublin, Ireland, and Joint Managing Partner, BH Associates
“The most pressing crisis facing higher education is a crisis of purpose. Papadimitriou and Boboc’s edited volume is an antidote to the myopic vision of university-as-economic-engine. The rich case studies from a wide variety of countries show that while universities can be economic anchors, they also can be vital partners in strengthening communities, addressing civic challenges, and ultimately fulfilling a higher public purpose.” —Matthew Hartley, Associate Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Education at University of Pennsylvania, USA

“Papadimitriou and Boboc tackle a critical topic facing higher education today, namely, the role of the university’s public contributions, or the ‘third-mission’ of universities, in a neo-liberal context. Using an open-systems framework, the chapters in their volume use a range of international case studies based in different contexts to highlight how positive organizational change can occur.”
Pamela Eddy, Professor of Higher Education, College of William & Mary, USA

“By combining an organizational perspective with successful case studies, the editors and authors collectively move our field forward as universities seek to take an even more active role in responding to societal needs amid uncertain times.”
Gerardo L. Blanco, Associate Academic Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, USA

“More than ever, the public purpose and mission of higher education needs to be clarified and understood. The editors of this volume provide a diverse set of perspectives on public mission initiatives from around the world that will be instructive to any higher education leader or student.”
Christopher C. Morphew, Dean School of Education, John Hopkins University, USA

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Examining Higher Education Institutions Public Mission Initiatives Through the Lens of Organizational Perspective

    Pages 1-14

    Papadimitriou, Antigoni (et al.)

  • Recharging Higher Education’s Social Responsibility via Anchor Institutions

    Pages 15-34

    Boboc, Marius

  • Public-Public Partnerships: Expanding Higher Education Capacity Through Economic Redevelopment

    Pages 35-57

    Klein, Michael W.

  • Revitalizing Northwood: Morgan State University’s Role in Economic and Community Development

    Pages 59-75

    Robinson, Sean

  • Developing Faculty Identity as a Community Engaged Scholar: An Unexamined Barrier to Promoting the Public Mission

    Pages 77-95

    Borkoski, Carey (et al.)

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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-envisioning Higher Education’s Public Mission
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives
Editors
  • Antigoni Papadimitriou
  • Marius Boboc
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55716-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55716-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55715-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 294
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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