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Vol. 10 No. 2

Just Good Business: Community Development within Colleges and Universities

November 10, 2010


Largely absent from college and university engagement
efforts are the community members who work on our own
campuses, often those in the lowest-paid positions, even though
they are from the communities the campus purports to serve.
This article represents the results of a project that scanned the
civic microcosm of our colleges and universities to identify
these underserved groups and their needs. Topics discussed
include campus models already in existence, challenges facing
this type of engagement, and strategies for linking efforts to aid
this “community within” to campus civic engagement.