The Kettering Foundation’s 2014 Higher Education Exchange issue looks at university engagement presented under a variety of terms and from a number of different perspectives.
Pieces by Claire Snyder-Hall and Ted Alter, Jeffrey Bridger, and Paloma Frumento examine faculty “public happiness” and their “democratic mindsets,” and how institutions either support or undermine faculty efforts to teach and engage. Adam Weinberg discusses the civic purposes of liberal education, while articles by Lorlene Hoyt, Rick Battistoni, and Romand Coles and Blase Scarnati look at ways in which students are practicing democratic engagement through their college experiences both in and out of the classroom. Lastly, Marietjie Oelofsen reviews Peter Levine’s latest book, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For.
Kettering Foundation has been a strong supporter of the Talloires Network’s efforts for university civic engagement. They support the “Regional Perspectives in University Civic Engagement” working group. Kettering was also represented at the 2014 Talloires Network Leaders Conference as presenters and honorees.
The Talloires Network is proud to contribute to this important publication through the work of our Director of Programs and Research, Lorlene Hoyt.