1. James Peterman
    Sewanee University of the South
    We invited Marshall Welch to come to Sewanee to offer two workshops, a shorter, two-hour workshop on reflection, and a longer six-hour workshop on the nuts and bolts of civic/community engagement pedagogy. We asked him to frame the workshop for both the faculty, who offer community engagement courses, and for staff, who have developed a range of robust immersion experiences, with related co-curricular learning modules. In addition, Marshall consulted with the upper administration to help them better understand how to advance our work. This conversation addressed the results of the NIICE survey, which helped us identify both those aspects of our program which mirrors norms NIICE uses and also places where we need to develop or programs. Marshall is a gifted teacher and an articulate advocate for civic engagement. Responses to his workshop by both faculty and staff were highly positive. Given his highly reasonable fees, I would encourage campuses interested in developing their programs to consider bringing him to campus
  2. Rita Hennesey
    National Trails System National Park Service
    In 2005 I was completing a Master of Arts in Community Change and Civic Leadership with a focus on Service-Learning as part of my work with the National Park Service. I was searching for relevant and rigorous applications and strategies for teachers to apply in their classrooms. During a service-learning research conference, Marshall offered a ½ day workshop on reflection. His presentation style, knowledge, and tools that he developed through his own experience in the classroom hit home. Since 2006, Marshall has been a key presenter as part of our professional development program – A Trail to Every Classroom. We have trained more than 300 teachers, and have engaged more than 20,000 kids in effective service-learning curriculum developed by the teachers that incorporate Marshall’s tools. Program evaluations consistently rate Marshall as one of our best presenters. I have since recommended him to be part of a sister program in Alaska where he has become a core presenter since 2010. I can’t imagine these programs without him!
  3. Patrick Green
    Patrick M. Green, Past Board Chair , International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement
    “Rarely in a maturing scholarly field does a volume provide both breadth and depth of scholarship on community engagement, but Marshall Welch’s book accomplishes this feat masterfully. Welch provides an overview of the community engagement field in its current state, rooted in research and scholarly analysis. From its historical origins as a movement to the evolution of community engagement as a field, this volume extends an evidence-based synthesis of how higher education systems structure and implement community engagement, as well as a “how-to” for higher education institutions. It will serve multiple purposes for higher education administrators, faculty, community engagement center directors, and graduate students in education