Steven G. Jones is the Assistant Director for Faculty Development in the Center for Teaching and Learning at Georgia College and State University. From 2002-2004, he was the Project Associate for Integrating Service with Academic Study at Campus Compact. During that time, he edited the second edition of the Compact's Service Learning Toolkit. He was also a co-author of two other Compact publications: The Promise of Partnerships and The Community's College. From 2004-2008, he was the Coordinator for Service Learning in the Center for Service and Learning at IUPUI. He was also the campus co-coordinator for the American Democracy Project. He was co-editor, with Robert Bringle and Julie Hatcher, of International Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Research and co-editor, with James Perry of Quick Hits for Civic Engagement. Over the course of his career, Dr. Jones has published several book chapters and journal articles on civic engagement.
Based on the findings of a multi-year research project, this volume profiles successful community engagement practices and programs at community colleges across the country. Designed to provide both two- and four-year institutions with specific guidance on creating an engaged campus, it explores institutional culture, organizational structures, enabling mechanisms, curricular issues, and partnering strategies as avenues to community and civic engagement. Also included is a comprehensive self-assessment tool to help campuses evaluate and deepen their own engagement practices.