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Renewing and Revitalising the Social Mission of Higher Education

Corrall, Sheila (2022) Renewing and Revitalising the Social Mission of Higher Education. In: The Social Future of Academic Libraries: New Perspectives on Communities, Networks, and Engagement. Facet Publishing, London, pp. 59-90. ISBN 978-1-78330-471-4 (paperback), 978-1-78330-472-1 (hardback), 978-1-78330-473-8 (PDF), 978-1-78330-517-9 (EPUB)

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Second of three reviews of trends and developments influencing the social future of academic libraries, building on the author’s global survey of the “social turn” in communities, professions and the economy. Concentrates on the evolving social roles of higher education institutions in the 21st century, particularly the challenges arising from the progressive shift from an elite national system to a global mass market and the integration of a “third mission” foregrounding their contributions to the knowledge economy and civil society, represented by academic entrepreneurship and commercialization on one side and community engagement and participation on the other. Key themes include the contested concept of graduate employability; expansion and diversification of student support; broadening and deepening of academic curricula; continual renegotiation of relationships with students; the global movement to decolonize higher education; and the use of social capital perspectives to investigate and enhance the experiences of students from minority groups at various stages of the higher education lifecycle. Recent scholarship has introduced alternative multi-capital frameworks that offer a more nuanced understanding of the role of personal and institutional resources, networks and relationships in facilitating the social integration, academic success and professional employment of both traditional and non-traditional students in higher education.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduSCORRALL0000-0001-5591-6524
Date: 22 December 2022
Date Type: Publication
Publisher: Facet Publishing
Place of Publication: London
Page Range: pp. 59-90
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: community engagement; entrepreneurial university; graduate employability; social capital; student lifecycle; third mission
ISBN: 978-1-78330-471-4 (paperback), 978-1-78330-472-1 (hardback), 978-1-78330-473-8 (PDF), 978-1-78330-517-9 (EPUB)
Title of Book: The Social Future of Academic Libraries: New Perspectives on Communities, Networks, and Engagement
EditorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Schlak, Timschlak@rmu.eduUNSPECIFIED0000-0001-8115-1131
Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduscorrall0000-0001-5591-6524
Bracke, Paul J.bracke@gonzaga.eduUNSPECIFIED0000-0003-1496-0654
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Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2023 21:00
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2023 21:00


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