Part I: Introduction -- 1. The Project: Theoretical Framework and Institutional Experience around the World -- 2. University Social Responsibility Network: A Platform to Promote University Social Responsibility -- Part II: Concepts and Theoretical Considerations -- 3. From Historical Roots to Contemporary Challenges -- 4. University Social Responsibility: Conceptualization and an Assessment Framework -- Part III: Global Experience -- 5. A Comprehensive Strategy to Educate Students in All Fields for Lifetimes of Active Citizenship -- 6. University Social Responsibility as Civic Learning: Outcomes Assessment and Community Partnership -- 7. Connecting Research with Social Responsibility – Developing ‘Age-Friendly’ Communities in Manchester, UK -- 8. Nurturing University Students to be Socially Responsible Citizens: An Examination of Two Approaches to Volunteering -- 9. The Paradoxical Fabric of Hope in Academy-Community Partnerships – Challenging Binary Constructions of Conflict-Cooperation -- 10. Evaluating Service Leadership Programs with Multiple Strategies -- 11. Culture, Extension and Social Inclusion in the University of São Paulo -- 12. Cultivating Competent Individuals Thinling Globally in a Local Setting: Service Learning at Kyoto University -- 13. Reflections on and Practices of Peking University Fulfilling Social Responsibility -- 14. Three Approaches to Cultivating College Students’ Sense of Social Responsibility -- 15. Developing Qualified Citizenship -- 16. University Social Responsibility: The PolyU Way -- Part IV: Conclusion -- 17. Global Experience to Date and Future Directions.
This book provides a critical review of the theory and practice of University Social Responsibility. In addition to addressing the nature of and concepts surrounding University Social Responsibility, as well as its ties to areas such as service learning or engaged scholarship, the book also presents effective practices from around the world. Dedicated chapters demonstrate how University Social Responsibility can manifest itself in different types (civic, moral, economic or global responsibility), levels (local, national, regional or international), and formats (partnership, venture or joint project), depending on local contexts and needs. The book also focuses on three areas of work – educating students to take on social responsibility, broadening access to education, and applying knowledge to societal problems – to highlight the potential and viable ways University Social Responsibility can be employed to promote quality of life in society. Offering a unique resource, it is intended to stimulate thinking and expand the repertoire of all educators, administrators, and organizations who wish to incorporate societal needs into their core mission and promote quality of life in different communities around the world..