The Stewardship of Higher Education

Re-imagining the Role of Education and Wellness on Community Impact

  • David M. Callejo Perez
  • Joshua Ode

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
    1. David M. Callejo Perez, Joshua Ode
      Pages 1-14
  2. Analyzing Stewardship and its Impact

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Sebastián R. Díaz
      Pages 17-33
    3. Anthony R. Bowrin
      Pages 35-58
    4. Courtney Mcanuff, Lisa A. Ambrose
      Pages 59-77
    5. Cyprien Lokko
      Pages 79-90
  3. Issues of Stewardship in Higher Education

  4. Personal Narratives of Stewardship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 178-178
    2. Nancy Guarneros
      Pages 179-190
    3. Samantha Danbert, Alicia Flynn
      Pages 191-202
    4. Dawn P. Coe, Joshua J. Ode
      Pages 203-214
    5. Pablo Toral
      Pages 215-219

About this book


Understanding the entrepreneurial nature of universities—in particular, the relationship between education and health in relation to development and wellness of communities—this volume provides a description/narration of the efforts in how universities can address their shifting contexts while engaging their communities in social change. In the development of this book, we have explored how reforms in American higher education are impacting the role of universities and their faculty. Contributors were asked to imagine possibilities for research and outreach by providing salient examples of how higher education can lead and change how we view the role of health and education within institutions and society. Each author writes across common themes that address the problems and possibilities of higher education curriculum and projects aligned with the mission of stewardship. The authors highlight interdisciplinary approaches and projects for faculty work, modification of the Teaching-Research-Service expectations, and community initiatives that can emerge from real-life problems (to impact wellbeing) and create rich and deep research possibilities for practitioners to impact both higher education and society. The process and research approaches used by the authors include imagining the community as part of a process of the change and part of what changes, exploring how community change can build on the strengths of local people, and why community organization and advocacy should revolve around social learning and community capacity theories. Given the diversity of topics and approaches, as editors we have tried to honour both the authors’ words and style in expressing their opinions to provide a forum for the readers to envision stewardship.


community outreach and research stewardship wellness Higher Education

Authors and affiliations

  • David M. Callejo Perez
    • 1
  • Joshua Ode
    • 2
  1. 1.Saginaw Valley State University, University CenterUSA
  2. 2.Saginaw Valley State University, University CenterUSA

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