Professor Barbara A. Holland joined the University of Sydney in 2010 after serving as Pro Vice-Chancellor Engagement at the University of Western Sydney since June 2007. In this role she served as the senior executive for engagement and is implementing the University’s strategic plan for engagement as well as a developing a system to monitor and assess engagement’s impacts on faculty, students, and communities.
Prior to this appointment she was Director of Learn and Serve America’s National Service-Learning Clearinghouse and a Senior Scholar at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Previous administrative roles include executive positions at Portland State University, Northern Kentucky University and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
A frequent consultant, author, and speaker, she is well-known for her expertise in the areas of organizational change in higher education with a specific emphasis on the implementation and assessment of community-based learning, engaged scholarship, and community-campus partnerships. In 2006 she received the Research Achievement Award from the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement.
She has been Editor of Metropolitan Universities journal since 1998 and is co-editor of two refereed journals related to engagement. She earned her Bachelor and Masters of Journalism from the University of Missouri and a Ph.D. in higher education policy from the University of Maryland.
Implementation and assessment of community-based learning, engaged scholarship, and community-campus partnerships; institutionalization of community engagement and organizational change strategies
Years of Relevant Experience: 18
Barbara A. Holland. “Will it Last? Evidence of Institutionalization at Carnegie Classified Community Engagement Institutions.” In “The Carnegie Classification of Community Engaged Institutions: Findings from the First Wave,” Lorilee Sandmann, Courtney Thornton, and Audrey Jaeger, Editors. New Directions in Higher Education, Jossey-Bass/Wiley Publishing, in press, 2009.
Barbara A. Holland and Gail Robinson. “Community-based Learning for Adults: Bridging Efforts in Multiple Sectors.” In Linking Adults with Community: Using the tools of community-based learning to promote civic engagement, Susan Reed and Catherine Marienau, Editors. New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2008.
Marie Sandy and Barbara A. Holland. “Different Worlds and Common Ground: Community Partner Perspectives on Campus-Community Relationships.” Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, Vol. 13. No. 1, Fall 2006.
Brukardt, M., Holland, B., Percy, S., & Zimpher, N. (2006). The Path Ahead: What’s Next for University Engagement? In S. Percy, N. Zimpher, & M. Brukardt (Eds.), Creating a New Kind of University. Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing Company.
Holland, B. (2005). Real Change in Higher Education: Understanding Differences in Institutional Comitment to Engagement. In A. Kezar, T. Chambers, & J. Burkhardt (Eds.), Higher Education for the Public Good: Emerging Voices from a National Movement. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Holland, B. (2005). Reflections on Community-Campus Partnerships: What Has Been Learned? What are the Next Challenges?. In P. Pasque, J. Burkhardt, & R. Smerek (Eds.), Higher Education Collaboration for Community Improvement and Engagement. A Wingspread Report.
Ramaley, J., & Holland, B. (2005). Modeling Learning: The Role of Leaders. In A. Kezar (Ed.), Higher Education as a Learning Organization: Promising Cencepts and Approaches. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Holland, B. (2004). The Power of Partnership. In The Power of Partnership: Celebrating 10 Years of Community Outreach Partnership Centers. U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research.
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