Ten Principles and Five Recommendations

Victor Bloomfield, Victor Bloomfield
Journal of Opinions, Ideas, & Essays   unpublished
Connection with the public is crucial to the future of higher education, including graduate education. I put forward ten principles (statements that seem to be clearly true) that individually and collectively lead to five recommendations, all directed at the point that public engagement should be an essential part of graduate education. Abstract: Connection with the public is crucial to the future of higher education, including graduate education. I put forward ten principles (statements that
more » ... (statements that seem to be clearly true) that individually and collectively lead to five recommendations, all directed at the point that public engagement should be an essential part of graduate education. Public engagement. is a crucial, but often overlooked, component of graduate education and scholoarship. The CIC Committee on Engagement has adopted the following definition: "Engagement is the partnership of university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good."
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