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Views of university’s top management leaders on university-community engagement

Md. Yunus, Aida Suraya and Azman, Norzaini and Abdul Rahman, Shukran (2018) Views of university’s top management leaders on university-community engagement. In: International Conference on Education in Muslim Society (ICEMS 2017), 25th-26th Oct. 2017, Banten, Indonesia.

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Abstract

University-community engagement (UCE) activities may be side-lined by academics due to the greater emphasis given to research, publication and teaching in promotion and yearly appraisal. Thus, communities close to a university may not receive any benefits from the existence of a university in their larger neighbourhood. UCE is described by Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching as the collaboration between higher education institutions (HEIs) and their larger communities (local, regional or state, national, and global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. Involvement in UCE activities progresses from informing to consulting, involving, collaborating, and lastly, empowering the community. It may be in the form of service, outreach, partnership or curricular. Teichler (2017) uses the term socially responsible university to refer to the need for a university to be relevant to the society and that “university has to pay attention as well that it serves the generally agreed function of generating, preserving and disseminating knowledge appropriately”. This paper share views of top management leaders on the current state of UCE initiatives and what needs to be done to create more impactful activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 2032/71476
Uncontrolled Keywords: socially responsible university, university-community engagement, policies on university-community engagement
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2801 School administration and organization
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: AP Dr Shukran Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 16:01
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 12:11
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71476

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