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Creating Campus Community: In Search of Ernest Boyer's Legacy

ISBN: 978-0-7879-5700-1
240 pages
April 2002, Jossey-Bass
Creating Campus Community: In Search of Ernest Boyer
"We have at our disposal one of the greatest vehicles for...community-building known to humankind--the one called education." --from the foreword by Parker Palmer

"Connecting authentically and deeply with others across all dimensions of life enriches the human spirit. The sense of community resulting from such connections is a hallmark of a supportive campus environment, which we know is an important factor in enhancing student learning. The contributions to this book offer a vision we can work toward and provide instructive examples from different types of institutions to point the way." --George D. Kuh, chancellor's professor and director, National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University

"Ernie Boyer was a giant in higher education. This book, a resource guide, focuses on one of his great loves--campus community. The book examines his contributions and offers a compelling agenda for action." --Arthur Levine, president, Teachers College, Columbia University

"This well-written and timely book draws on the lessons learned from five very different institutions as they attempted to address a major challenge to higher education-building effective campus communities. Practitioners will find this to be an invaluable resource and guide as they attempt to bring Ernie Boyer's vision to life on their campuses. A great tribute to one of America's leading educators!" --Charles C. Schroeder, professor of higher education, University of Missouri-Columbia

"There is no topic more important in higher education today than creating campus community. McDonald and his associates have indeed lived up to Ernest Boyer's legacy by presenting us with a remarkable set of campus models for us to admire. . . and emulate." --Yolanda T. Moses, president, American Association for Higher Education

"This book comes at an auspicious time of educational transformation. Like the Boyer Center, this book's fundamental priority in meeting today's challenging new realities is the discovery and creation of new forms of community." --Glen R. Bucher, executive director, the Boyer Center
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Foreword (Parker J. Palmer).

Preface.

The Boyer Center.

The Contributors.

1. An Agenda of Common Caring: The Call for Community in Higher Education (E. Grady Bogue).

2. Creating Community in a Complex Research University Environment (Betty L. Moore and Arthur W. Carter).

3. Beyond Rhetoric: Composing a Common Community Experience (Cynthia A. Wells).

4. Modeling Community Through Campus Leadership (Larry D. Roper and Susan D. Longerbeam).

5. A Lab Without Walls: A Team Approach to Creating Community (Cathy Eidson Brown, J. Mark Brown, and Robert A. Littleton).

6. Promoting Community Through Citizenship and Service (Jean L. Bacon).

7. Absent Voices: Assessing Students' Perceptions of Campus Community (William M. McDonald).

8. Conclusion: Final Reflections and Suggestions for Creating Campus Community (William M. McDonald and Associates).

Afterword: The Quest for Community in Higher Education (Parker J. Palmer).

Index.
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William M. McDonald is vice president for student life at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina.
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"The richness of the discussion, and the emphasis on reflecting about the meaning of community makes this an especially useful tool." (Journal of College Student Development, April 2003)

"We have at our disposal one of the greatest vehicles for...community-building known to mankind-the one called education." --from the foreword by Parker Palmer

"There is no topic more important in higher education today than creating campus community. McDonald and his associates have indeed lived up to Ernest Boyer's legacy by presenting us with a remarkable set of campus models for us to admire...and emulate." --Yolanda T. Moses, president, American Association for Higher Education

"Ernie Boyer was a giant in higher education. This book, a resource guide, focuses on one of his great lovesūcampus community. The book examines his contributions and offers a compelling agenda for action." --Arthur Levine, president, Teachers College, Columbia University

"Connecting authentically and deeply with others across all dimensions of life enriches the human spirit. The sense of community resulting from such connections is a hallmark of a supportive campus environment, which we know is an important factor in enhancing student learning. The contributions to this book offer a vision we can work toward and provide instructive examples from different types of institutions to point the way." --George D. Kuh, chancellor's professor and director, National Survey of Student Engagement, Indiana University

"This well-written and timely book draws on the lessons learned from five very different institutions as they attempted to address a major challenge to higher education-building effective campus communities. Practitioners will find this to be an invaluable resource and guide as they attempt to bring Ernie Boyer's vision to life on their campuses. A great tribute to one of America's leading educators!" --Charles C. Schroeder, professor of higher education, University of Missouri-Columbia

"This book comes at an auspicious time of educational transformation. Like the Boyer Center, this book's fundamental priority in meeting today's challenging new realities is the discovery and creation of new forms of community." --Glen R. Bucher, executive director, the Boyer Center

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