The Resource Evaluating the engaged institution : the conceptualizations and discourses of engagement, by Victoria A. Steel, (electronic resource)

Evaluating the engaged institution : the conceptualizations and discourses of engagement, by Victoria A. Steel, (electronic resource)

Label
Evaluating the engaged institution : the conceptualizations and discourses of engagement
Title
Evaluating the engaged institution
Title remainder
the conceptualizations and discourses of engagement
Statement of responsibility
by Victoria A. Steel
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a relatively new term applied to the activities of higher education, "engagement" is an emerging conception that is being constructed and defined by actors within and outside of higher education. These constructions can be linked to one of two legitimizing discourses regarding the role and purpose of higher education as a whole - epistemological and political (Brubacher, 1982). Nested into the political perspective are three distinct themes for how higher education should meet its social or public service mission - civic education, collaboration, or public service (Kezar, 2005). Currently, systems and measures for evaluating engagement are being developed. The activity and process of evaluation defines measures, refines concepts, directs resources and shapes policy. Thus, the discourses that are invoked to support the evaluation of engagement and the construction and selection of the measures are simultaneously revealing and setting the boundaries for problem and solution conceptualization. Using discourse analysis, this study examined two systems - the North Central Association-Higher Learning Commission and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Gee's (1999) tools of inquiry were assimilated with Barnetson and Cutright's (2000) typology of performance indicators to develop engagement evaluation tools of inquiry, which revealed the multi-faceted ways in which the concept of engagement is being constructed and evaluated by different stakeholders
Cataloging source
MUU
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Steel, Victoria A
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Placier, Peggy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Service learning
  • Active learning
Target audience
specialized
Label
Evaluating the engaged institution : the conceptualizations and discourses of engagement, by Victoria A. Steel, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 1, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Peggy Placier
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
607908383
Extent
1 online resource (x, 194 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607908383
Label
Evaluating the engaged institution : the conceptualizations and discourses of engagement, by Victoria A. Steel, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on March 1, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Peggy Placier
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
607908383
Extent
1 online resource (x, 194 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607908383

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