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featuring Thomas Schnaubelt, Executive Director, Haas Center for Public Service,
Stanford University
Dr. Schnaubelt will draw from his professional experience in three different parts of
the United States (the Deep South, the Upper Midwest, and California) over the past
two decades to share some reflections and observations. He will share thoughts
about why context matters: how our work has evolved in general, how local/regional
cultures shape the relationship between campuses and communities, and how our
work with students changes over time and place. He will also consider what these deep
connections might look like in the future.

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  • Established 1985Supports primarily undergraduate engagement
  • Changing democracy – John Dewey “Democracy must be reborn in each generation and education is its midwife.”


  • 1. Weaving Deep Connections BetweenCampuses and Communities:Reflections and ProjectionsAcross Time and PlaceLoras CollegeMay 29, 20132013 UPPER MIDWESTCIVIC ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT
  • 2. One sentence: What is themost important thingthat higher education institutionsmust do?One sentence: What is your role inaccomplishing that important thing?
  • 3. - Photo by George Steinmetz, National Geographic (2008)
  • 4. “I‟ve never been able todisassociate people orstories from their settings,the „background‟. Ifcharacter is destiny, sotoo, I believe, is terrain.”David McCullough,Brave Companions
  • 5. University of Michigan – Alternative Spring BreakSaguaro National Monument (1994)
  • 6. University of Southern MississippiOffice of Community Service Learning(1997)
  • 7. Mission: inspire Stanford torealize a just and sustainableworld through service,scholarship, andcommunity partnerships.
  • 8. Civic Engagement Infrastructure at Stanford Center for Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity Center on Ethics in Society Center for Innovation in Global Health Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society Center for Social Innovation Design School (d.School) John Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities Haas Center for Public Service Levin Center for Public Interest Law Office of Community Health Office of Religious Life Office of Science Outreach Program on Urban Studies Stanford Alumni Association (Beyond the Farm) Stanford Athletics (Cardinal For Community) Vice Provost for Graduate Education Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education ~130 Student Service Organizations/Clubs
  • 9. PublicServicePathwaysActivism/Community OrganizingCommunity-EngagedScholarshipDirect ServicePhilanthropyPublicPolicy/PoliticsSocialEntrepreneurismPrinciples of Ethical andEffective Service1. Reciprocity through Partnership2. Humility3. Respect for Diversity4. Commitment5. Ongoing Communication/Clear Expectations6. Preparation7. Context8. Participatory PedagogyCivic Leadership Competencies1. Knowledge2. Skills3. Values and Self Awareness4. Community and Cultural Awareness5. Public ActionHaas Center Basics
  • 10. Civic Engagement in Postsecondary EducationAACU Bringing Theory to PracticeAASCU American Democracy ProjectAmerican Commonwealth PartnershipAshoka UBonner FoundationCampus Community Partnership FoundationCampus CompactCampus Kitchens ProjectCIRCLECIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen ParticipationCommunity-Campus Partnerships for HealthConstitution DayCouncil for Adult and Experiential LearningCouncil for Christian Colleges and UniversitiesDemocracy UEngineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)Federal Work StudyHigher Education for DevelopmentImagining AmericaInterfaith Youth CoreIntl Consortium for Higher Education, Civic Responsibility, and DemocracyKiva UMobilize.orgNAACP Civic Engagement InitiativeNASPA Civic Learning and Democratic EngagementNational Service Learning PartnershipPresident‟s Interfaith and Community Service Campus ChallengeProject KaleidoscopeProject PericlesPublic AchievementPublic Conversations ProjectThe Democracy Commitment: An American Community College InitiativeThe Democracy ImperativeThe Research University Civic Engagement NetworkVoter Mobilization Efforts: UVote, Headcount, Rock the Vote,Countmore.org, Generation Engage, etc.
  • 11. Institutional Matrices• Ashoka U 360 Scan• Campus Compact Indicators• Carnegie Foundation• CCPH – “Gelman Rubric”• Committee on institutional Cooperation• Crucible Moment• “Furco Rubric”• HE Network for Community Engagement• Kellogg Forum
  • 12. Concern for Civil Society• The US ranked 139th in voter participation of 172 world democracies in 2007.• Less than one-half of US 12th graders reported studying international topicsas part of civics education.• Among 14,000 college seniors surveyed in 2006 and 2007, the average scoreon a civic literacy exam was just over 50 percent, an “F”.• Just over one-third of college faculty surveyed in 2007 strongly agreed thattheir campus actively promotes awareness of US or global social, political,and economic issues.• In 1971 college students ranked the importance of being very well offfinancially number 8 in their life goals; but since 1989, they have consistentlyplaced it at the top of the list.
  • 13. Managing PolaritiesStudent Development Community DevelopmentStudent Affairs Academic AffairsInstitutional Isomorphism Institutional DistinctionCentralized Support Distributed SupportLocal GlobalField Movement
  • 14. One sentence: What is themost important thingthat higher education institutionsmust do?One sentence: What is your role inaccomplishing that important thing?
  • 15. “Education, especially at the higher levels, is basedaround powerful models of community. We choosecolleges, if we have a choice, in order to be formed bythem and supported by them in the identities we have oraspire to. If the graft takes, we consider ourselves everafter to be members of that community.”MARILYNNE ROBINSONWHEN I WAS A CHILD I READ BOOKS
  • 16. Contact InformationThomas.Schnaubelt@stanford.eduhaas.stanford.eduwww.facebook.com/haascentertwitter.com/haascenter