History and Publications
In 1996, Margaret Brabant, then Butler's chair
of the political science department, founded the Center for
Citizenship and Community. She envisioned an organization that
would span departments, colleges, offices, and community, with the
aim of encouraging civic mindedness and
Toward this end, the CCC has partnered with local
organizations, and Butler students have provided leadership for
and learned from programs that range from dance
instruction to recording oral histories,
to mentoring and tutoring, to
work with Iraqi refugee families.
Publications by CCC and allied faculty
- Margaret Brabant. "Service-Learning: An Exportable Pedagogy?"
In Problematizing Service-Learning: Critical Reflections for
Development and Action. Editors: Trae Stewart and Nicole Webster
Publisher: Information Age Publishing. Scheduled publication
date: Spring 2010.
- Brabant, Margaret and Donald Braid. 2009. "The Devil is in the
Details: Defining Civic Engagement." With Margaret
Brabant. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and
Engagement, 13: 59-87.
- Reading, Suzanne and Carlstrand, Glenn. 2007. "Service Learning
across Language and Culture." Academic Exchange
Quarterly 11(3): 123-28.
- Margaret Brabant and Anne Wilson. "Community beyond Honors:
Butler University's Community Fellows Program.". Honors in
Practice. 2006. Vol. 2, pp. 34-72.
- Brabant, Margaret and Donald Braid. 2005. "Civic Engagement and
the University: A Marriage made in Heaven?" With Margaret Brabant.
In A Collection of Papers on Self-Study and Institutional
Improvement, 2005. Ed. Susan E. Van Kollenburg. Chicago:
Higher Learning Commission. 2005.
- Margaret Brabant and Arthur Hochman. 2004 "What are Schools
For: Crossing Institutional Barriers for the Sake of
Learning. Educational Studies, 36:2: 59-87
- Margaret Brabant, Donald Braid, Elizabeth Krajeck, Elise
Kushigian, and Robert Mackoy. 2003. "Imagining a Whole Life: The
Need for Arts-Infusion Programming in our Schools and Communities:
A Study of the "Creative Options for Reaching Excellence"
(C.O.R.E.) Program and Recommendations concerning the
proposed Center for Arts Infusion at Butler University. This report
was submitted to Lilly Endowment, Inc.
- Novak, Katherine. 2002. Attitude of Butler-Tarkington Residents
toward Education and a Neighborhood School.
- Novak Katherine. 1999. Crime and Safety Perceptions in
Conference presentations by the CCC and allied faculty
- Brabant, Margaret and Donald Braid. "The Commonwealth Begins at
Home." Paper presented at the annual meeting of The American
Folklore Society, Louisville, KY Oct. 23-26, 2008.
- Margaret Brabant, Donald Braid, Bob Holm, and Joe Kirsch.
"Butler University Incorporates Civic Engagement into its Core
Curriculum." Poster presentation at the 2007 SENCER Summer
Institute, University of Southern Maine, August 3-6, 2007.
- Margaret Brabant, Donald Braid. "The Devil is in the Details:
Defining Civic Engagement." Paper presented with Margaret Brabant
at the CITA Conference on Community-University Partnerships,
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, April 26-27, 2007.
- Margaret Brabant, Donald Braid, Stacy O'Reilly, Joe Kirsch,
Panos Linos, and Bob Holm. "Service Learning and Community
Partnerships: Comprehending a Dynamic Equilibrium." Paper presented
at the SENCER Summer Institute, San Jose, CA, August 3-7,
- Margaret Brabant and Donald Braid. "Stories as Keys to
Intercultural Understanding." Paper at a workshop jointly sponsored
by the International Partnership for Service-Learning and
Leadership and Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis
(IUPUI) that was held at IUPUI on March 1-2, 2006.
- Margaret Brabant and Donald Braid. " 'Our Stories Tell Us Who
We Are': Stories as Keys to Intercultural Understanding." Paper
presented at the annual meeting of The International Partnership of
Service learning and Leadership, Rapid City, SD, October 18-22,
- Margaret Brabant, Donald Braid, and Justin Parker. "Civic
Engagement and the University: A Marriage Made in Heaven?" Paper at
the annual meeting of the Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, IL,
April 10-12, 2005.
- Margaret Brabant and Donald Braid. "Claiming Lives and
Realities in an Urban Landscape." Paper presented at the annual
meeting of The American Folklore Society, Salt Lake City, UT, Oct.
- Margaret Brabant, Donald Braid, Elizabeth Krajeck, and Justin
Parker. "Don't Build Your House on Sand: Sustainable Partnerships."
Paper presented at the Governor's Conference on Service and
Volunteerism, Indianapolis, IN, October 6-7, 2004.
- Margaret Brabant, Donald Braid, Elizabeth Krajeck, and Justin
Parker. "Cradle to the Grave-Building Sustainable Programs." Paper
presented at the COPC National Conference, New Orleans, LA, March
31-April 3, 2004.
- Margaret Brabant. "The Cost of Engagement." Association of
American Colleges and Universities Annual National Meeting.
Washington, D. C., January 21-24, 2004.
- Margaret Brabant. "The Meaning of Civic Engagement," The Grover
L. Hartman Center for Civic Education and Leadership. DePauw
University, Greencastle, IN. September 24, 2003
- Margaret Brabant. "`A Small Opening': Using Service Learning in
the Service of the Humanities and Humanity." International
Conference on New Directions in the Humanities. Island of Rhodes,
Greece July 2-5, 2003.
- Margaret Brabant and Donald Braid. "Storytelling, Civic Memory,
and Community." Paper presented at the annual meeting of The
American Folklore Society, Rochester, NY, Oct. 16-20, 2002.
- Margaret Brabant. "Difficult Partnerships-Turning Barriers into
Bridges." COPC National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. April 25-27,
- Margaret Brabant. "COPCs and Service Learning." Indiana Campus
Compact Regional Meeting. Martin University, Indianapolis, IN.
March 15, 2002.
- Donald Braid. "Service Learning and Cultural Diversity."
Indiana Campus Compact Regional Meeting, Martin University,
Indianapolis, March 15, 2002.
- Margaret Brabant and Donald Braid. "The Harmony in Dissonance:
Understanding a Neighborhood." Paper presented at the annual
meeting of The American Folklore Society, Anchorage, AK, Oct.
- Margaret Brabant. "Close Encounters with CDCs: An Academic's
Perspective." Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting, St.
Louis, MO. April 4-6, 2001.
- Margaret Brabant. "`What Are Schools For?' Service-learning and
Interdisciplinary Teaching." Annual Interdisciplinary Research
Conference, Drury College. February 2005-06, 1998.
- Margaret Brabant. "Public Intellectuals-The Work of
Service-learning." Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, December 08,