Quality of Life in Asia

University Social Responsibility and Quality of Life

A Global Survey of Concepts and Experiences

Editors: Shek, Daniel, Hollister, Robert (Eds.)

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  • Includes the first scientific research on University Social Responsibility
  • Documents good practices across the globe and how they have been implemented locally
  • Provides critical reflection on the role of University Social Responsibility and promoting quality of life
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This book provides a critical review of the theory and practice of University Social Responsibility. In addition to addressing the nature of and concepts surrounding University Social Responsibility, as well as its ties to areas such as service learning or engaged scholarship, the book also presents effective practices from around the world. Dedicated chapters demonstrate how University Social Responsibility can manifest itself in different types (civic, moral, economic or global responsibility), levels (local, national, regional or international), and formats (partnership, venture or joint project), depending on local contexts and needs. The book also focuses on three areas of work – educating students to take on social responsibility, broadening access to education, and applying knowledge to societal problems – to highlight the potential and viable ways University Social Responsibility can be employed to promote quality of life in society. Offering a unique resource, it is intended to stimulate thinking and expand the repertoire of all educators, administrators, and organizations who wish to incorporate societal needs into their core mission and promote quality of life in different communities around the world.

About the authors

Daniel T.L. Shek (PhD, FHKPS, BBS, SBS, JP) is the Chair Professor of Applied Social Sciences at the Department of Applied Social Sciences and Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme) of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has taught social work students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over thirty years. He was Dean of Students (1996-1998) and Dean of General Education (2006-2008) at New Asia College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Youth Studies and Applied Research on Quality of Life and serves on the editorial board of many international refereed journals including Social Indicators Research and Journal of Adolescent Health. To date, he has published over 85 books, 154 book chapters and more than 500 articles in international refereed journals. Robert M.  Hollister is Founding Executive Director Emeritus  and co-founder of the Talloires Network, a global coalition of over 350 universities in 76 countries committed to strengthening civic engagement and social responsibility in higher education.  He was Founding Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University (2000 – 2011), where he is currently a Professor at the Dept. of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. A pioneer in the engaged university movement, Professor Hollister led the creation and development of the Tisch College Civic Life, a uniquely comprehensive university-wide program to prepare students in all fields for lifetimes of active citizenship – and to produce citizen engineers and citizen physicians, citizen humanists and citizen businesspeople.  A specialist in citizen participation in public affairs and in the leadership and management of nonprofit organizations, Professor Hollister is a co-author of The Engaged University:  International Perspectives on Civic Engagement and Development Politics.
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Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • The Project: Theoretical Framework and Global Institutional Experience

    Hollister, Robert M.

    Pages 3-9

  • USR Network: A Platform to Promote University Social Responsibility

    Shek, Daniel T. L. (et al.)

    Pages 11-21

  • University Social Responsibility (USR): Insight from the Historical Roots to the Contemporary Challenges

    Shek, Daniel T. L. (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • University Social Responsibility: Conceptualization and an Assessment Framework

    Lo, Carlos Wing-Hung (et al.)

    Pages 37-59

  • A Comprehensive University-Wide Strategy to Educate Students in All Fields for Lifetimes of Active Citizenship

    Hollister, Robert M.

    Pages 63-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
University Social Responsibility and Quality of Life
Book Subtitle
A Global Survey of Concepts and Experiences
Editors
  • Daniel Shek
  • Robert Hollister
Series Title
Quality of Life in Asia
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-3877-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-3877-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-3876-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9990-8
Series ISSN
2211-0550
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 283
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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