University-Community Engagement in the Asia Pacific
This edited volume provides a framework for understanding academic public good and offers case studies and perspectives as in depth examples of the ways in which colleges and universities engage with the community to produce social benefits. Focusing on the Asia Pacific region, the authors discuss examples of engagement that produce consciousness, partnerships, and services that are broadly available to the public and enhance the progress of society. The authors argue that, unlike an individual degree, these are public benefits that should be focused upon and featured more readily so that the breadth of university benefits come to be better understood.
Eclectic and multidisciplinary approach by contributors and centered around university-community partnershipsChapters draw upon country and regional case study examples of community engagement in higher education across the Asia Pacific RegionAddresses issues related to how higher education institutions deal with such issues as technology trends, public health, tourism, internationalization, and integration with local and national communities across the region