This book provides a comprehensive approach for colleges rethinking their community policy connections. From a ‘pracademic’ perspective, it introduces a new paradigm for contemporary college and community connections through the evolution of research, scholarship and experience, and the application of the Public Affairs discipline from Higher Education Leadership. The book explains how the public affairs forces of Community, Organization, and Administration offer a unique combination of concepts and theory that can transform practice, develop innovation, strengthen communities, and transform lives through a college partnering in a variety of community projects. The book’s defined ethical composition institutes leadership in the public realm, within the Public Affairs Triumvirate; and its discussion of the ‘science to service to philosophy’ will advance higher education strategy scholarship, creating new ideas for how academia and communities can create sustained connections and partnerships for solving problems in any community.
Jeffrey W. Goltz is Executive Dean of the School of Public Safety at Valencia College, Orlando, USA. He has previously worked as a graduate adjunct instructor at the University of Central Florida and Troy University, and retired as a Captain from the Orlando Police Department. He edited and contributed to the 2017 volume Human Trafficking: A System Wide Public Safety and Community Approach.