Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publicly Active Graduate Education

Collaborative Futures: Critical Reflections on Publicly Active Graduate Education

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Overview

Collaborative Futures places graduate education at the center of ongoing efforts to legitimize publicly engaged scholarship within the academic profession. It is indispensable reading not only for graduate students seeking inspiration, resources, and usable frameworks for their engaged scholarship, but for the faculty who are called upon to mentor them, and for university administrators seeking encouraging answers to questions about the future of graduate education.

Against the common perception of American higher education as a disconnected and elitist Ivory Tower, groups like Campus Compact and Imagining America have emerge to lead a national movement reconnecting universities with their local communities and the larger society. At the same time, given the erosion of the tenure system and the casualization of teaching labor, graduate programs and professional organizations in many fields now recognize the imperative to prepare doctoral students for careers wholly or partially outside academe. This book powerfully indicates both the need and the means to change institutional cultures and forge a publicly active path for graduate education.

The volume brings together foundational documents in public scholarship (Ernest Boyer, the Kellogg Commission), critical essays by key figures in the public scholarship movement (Jan Cohen-Cruz, George Sanchez), and original contributions published here for the first time. Many of the latter are the work of current graduate students and address their specific situations, perspectives, and emergent concerns, such as the need university-community partnerships during and after graduate school.

Topics include:

public scholarship and academic freedom

the engaged dissertation

the historical roots of public scholarship

mentoring the engaged graduate student

career trajectories of the public scholar

graduate education and radical politics

sustaining university-community partnerships

public scholarship on/as art

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780977784752
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Pages: 442
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Contributors xi

Foreword Kevin Bott xix

Acknowledgments xxix

Introduction Amanda Gilvin 1

Part 1 Contextualizing Collaboration: Publicly Active Graduate Scholarship in United States Higher Education

1 The Arc of the Academic Career Bends Toward Publicly Engaged Scholarship Timothy K. Eatman 25

2 The Land-Grant System and Graduate Education: Reclaiming a Narrative of Engagement Timothy J. Shaffer 49

3 To Hell With Good Intentions Ivan Illich 75

4 Publicly Engaged Graduate Research and the Transformation of the American Academy Susan Curtis Shirley Rose Kristina Bross 83

5 From Returning to Our Roots: The Engaged Institution; Executive Summary with "Seven-Part Test": Kellogg Commission on the Future of State and Land-Grant Universities 103

6 Publicly Engaged Scholarship and Academic Freedom: Rights and Responsibilities Nicholas Behm Duane Roen 111

Interchapter ˜ Statements of the American Association of University Professors 127

1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure with 1970 Interpretive Comments

Statement on Professional Ethics

Statement on Graduate Students

7 The Scholarship of Engagement Ernest L. Boyer 143

8 Community Miranda Joseph 155

Part 2 Programs of Action: Institutionalizing Publicly Active Graduate Education

9 New Ways of Learning, Knowing, and Working: Diversifying Graduate Student Career Options Through Community Engagement Kristen Day Victor Becerra Vicki L. Ruiz Michael Powe 163

10 Getting Outside: Graduate Learning Through Art and Literacy Partnerships with City Schools Judith E. Meighan 183

11 Crossing Figueroa: The Tangled Web of Diversity and Democracy George J. Sánchez 211

12 The Engaged Dissertation: Three Points of View Linda S. Bergmann Allen Brizee Jaclyn M. Wells 229

13 When the Gown Goes to Town: The Reciprocal Rewards of Fieldwork for Artists Jan Cohen-Cruz 259

14 Reimagining the Links Between Graduate Education and Community Engagement Marcy Schnitzer Max Stephenson Jr. 269

15 Graduate Mentoring Against Common Sense Ron Krabill 285

16 First and Lasts: Lessons from Launching the Patient Voice Project at the Iowa Writers' Workshop Austin Bunn 301

Part 3 A Balancing Act: Publicly Active Graduate Students' Reflections and Analyses

17 Arcs, Checklists, and Charts: The Trajectory of a Public Scholar? Sylvia Gale 315

Interchapter ˜ Specifying the Scholarship of Engagement: Skills for Community-Based Projects in the Arts, Humanities, and Design: Imagining America

18 Leveraging the Academy: Suggestions for Radical Grad Students and Radicals Considering Grad School Chris Dixon Alexis Shotwell 333

19 Collaboration Conversation: Collaborative Ethnography as Engaged Scholarship Ali Colleen Neff 347

20 Reality Is Stranger than Fiction: The Politics of Race and Belonging in Los Angeles, California Damien M. Schnyder 367

21 Participatory Art, Engaged Scholarship: The Embedded Critic in Nadia Myre's Scar Project Amanda Jane Graham 383

Resources 401

Index 403

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