Community Engagement 101 is a proposed introductory curriculum for faculty and TA/Teaching Fellow graduate students across The New School (TNS) who incorporate external engagement or partnership as a part of their syllabus. For more information, visit our Collaboratory In-Depth Profile here.
Please refer to Prompts for Reflection When Developing Community-Engaged Courses and MOUs for Mutually Beneficial Research for additional resources.
Authors and Readings for Community-Engaged Courses and Syllabi:
- Paulo Freire
- bell hooks
- Grace Lee Boggs
- Robin C. G. Kelly, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination
- Bill Cooke and Uma Kothari, Participation: The New Tyranny
- Carolina Alonso Bejarano, Lucia López Juárez, Mirian A. Mijangos García, and Daniel M. Goldstein, Decolonizing Ethnography: Undocumented Immigrants and New Directions in Social Science
- Alondra Nelson, Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Discrimination
- Timothy Mitchell, Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-politics, and Modernity
- Donna Haraway, “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective”
Additional and External Resources:
- Democratically Engaged Assessment: Reimagining the Purposes and Practices of Assessment in Community Engagement (White Paper by Imagining America’s Assessing Practices of Public Scholarship (APPS) Research Group)
- Engaging the Educators: Facilitating Civic Engagement through Faculty Development, by Sarah Surak and Alexander Pope
- International Network of Scholar-Activists: Lessons from long-time scholar activists
- Inside Sam Fox Faculty Guides and Resources
These are “Blue Pages” that help outline effective practices for working with individuals, communities, and organizations on socially engaged projects.
- Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching: Best Practices in Community Engaged Teaching
- University of Michigan Center for Research on Teaching and Learning: Community Engagement