The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement At A Crossroads by Rita Axelroth HodgesThe Road Half Traveled: University Engagement At A Crossroads by Rita Axelroth Hodges

The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement At A Crossroads

byRita Axelroth Hodges, Steve Dubb

Paperback | November 1, 2012

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A growing number of universities are dedicating resources to support their surrounding communities, but much potential for advancement remains. A university’s mission as an “anchor institution,” as defined by the authors, is to consciously and strategically apply the institution’s long-term, place-based economic power, in combination with its human and intellectual resources, to better the welfare of the community in which it resides. Drawing on ten diverse universities as case studies, this eye-opening book explores practices and strategies that can be employed to improve conditions in low-income communities and emphasizes the critical roles of university leaders, philanthropy, and policy in this process. To date the most comprehensive account of the range of roles played by universities as anchors in their communities, The Road Half Traveled provides a forward-thinking perspective on new horizons in university and community partnership.

Title:The Road Half Traveled: University Engagement At A CrossroadsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.8 inPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:Michigan State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611860466

ISBN - 13:9781611860467

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Complete with illustrative best practices, principles and guidelines for implementation, and keys for assessing progress, this report is a one-of-a-kind compendium of what works and how to move the dial toward comprehensive community revitalization. For more than a decade, I feel like I’ve lived this comprehensive report on university engagement. From Columbus to Milwaukee to Cincinnati, I have had the privilege of serving at campuses that truly embrace the reciprocal benefits of engagement and the responsibilities of anchor institutions to facilitate, lead, or convene key stakeholders in community revitalization. Now in New York, I see no higher calling than to steadily deepen the anchor of the State University of New York in communities across the state. The Road Half Traveled will be our roadmap. —Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York (SUNY)