Regional Reads is an online book discussion group in which individuals from Community-Engaged Alliance partner institutions talk about selected texts related to service-learning and community engagement. Selected readings will focus on topics that can relate to a broad audience and will encourage participants to explore new and innovative ways of examining the field.
See below for past Regional Reads selections back to 2017!
2023 session dates and topics TBD
FREE for Indiana and affiliate partner campuses!
2022 Registration Opening Soon!
by Tia Brown McNair, Estela Mara Bensimon, and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux.
Join participants from across Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Ohio as they discuss this recently released book from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the Center for Urban Education at USC. The authors provide examples of ways institutions can design and implement effective campus change strategies to establish expansive and equity-minded campus cultures.
Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of “From Equity Walk to Equity Talk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education.” The book can be purchased directly from the publisher, Jossey-Bass, or from any major retailer.
Edited by Becca Berkey, Cara Meixner, Patrick M. Green and Emily A. Eddins
The 2020 Summer session focused on how to transform faculty development programs to fit the needs of your campus during today’s shifting environment. Utilizing the models and case studies from the text, participants worked to develop individualized faculty development models or begin campus engagement plans focused on the current pressing concerns.
Edited by Margaret A. Post, Elaine Ward, Nicholas V. Longo, and John Saltmarsh
The spring session of ICC Reads focused on the topic of the civic purpose of higher education by examining the voices of a new generation of engaged scholars who are committed to the renewal of higher education. These scholars are questioning the existing structures, policies and practices of today’s institutions and presenting new ideas of engagement with the hope of transforming the academy to better align with societal needs. More from the publisher…
Publicly Engaged Scholars: Next-Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education (2016) is published by Stylus Publishing, LLC., and participants from Campus Compact partner institutions are able to purchase the text at a discounted price via the Stylus Publishing online bookstore.
Edited by Mary Beckman and Joyce F. Long
The fall session of ICC Reads focused on the topic of community-based research (CBR) by examining the 2016 book, Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact edited by Mary Beckman and Joyce F. Long. Participants can expect to be introduced to the historical and key concepts of community-engaged scholarship and frameworks for organizing CBR before diving deeper into various case studies that address specific questions related to community-based research as a strategy for engaged teaching and learning.
Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact (2016) is published by Stylus Publishing, LLC., and participants from Campus Compact partner institutions are able to purchase the text at a discounted price via the Campus Compact Bookstore.
Edited by John Saltmarsh and Mathew B. Johnson
The 2018 Summer session of ICC Reads focused on the newly released book, The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. The book offers a collection of resources for institutions that are considering applying as either first-time or re-classification applicants for the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation. Contributors offer insight on approaches to collecting the materials needed for an application and strategies for creating a complete and successful application.
This selection is published by Campus Compact, and individuals from Campus Compact partner institutions are able to purchase the text at a discounted price via the Campus Compact Bookstore.
by Marshall Welch, Assistant Vice Provost for Engagement at Saint Mary’s College of California.
“Building on the findings of the research undertaken by the author and John Saltmarsh on the infrastructure of campus centers for engagement that have received the Carnegie Classification for Community, this book responds to the expressed needs of the participating center directors for models and practices they could share and use with faculty, and mid-level and upper-level administrators to more fully embed engagement into institutional culture and practice.” More from the publisher…
Engaging Higher Education: Purpose, Platforms, and Programs for Community Engagement is co-published with Campus Compact.