Community Engaged Scholarship
Engaged Scholarship Definitions
“Collaboration between academics and individuals outside the academy - knowledge professionals and the lay public (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
The scholarship of engagement includes explicitly democratic dimensions of encouraging the participation of non-academics in ways that enhance and broaden engagement and deliberation about major social issues inside and outside the university.
It seeks to facilitate a more active and engaged democracy by bringing affected publics into problem-solving work in ways that advance the public good with and not merely for the public.”
- New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE)
Community Engaged Scholarship involves the scholar and community in the process of:
- Clear Goals (Academic & Community Change)
- Adequate Preparation (Content & Grounded in Community)
- Appropriate Methods (Rigor & Engagement)
- Significant Results (Community & Professional Impact)
- Effective Presentation (Community & Academic Audiences)
- Reflective Critique (Lessons Learned)
- Leadership & Personal Contribution
- Consistently Ethical Behavior (Socially Responsible Conduct of Research & Teaching)
Helpful Information & Links
Calleson DC, Jordan C, Seifer SD. Community-Engaged Scholarship: Is Faculty Work in Communities a True Academic Enterprise? Acad Med. 2005; 80:317–321.
Glassick CE. Boyer’s Expanded Definitions of Scholarship, the Standards for Assessing Scholarship, and the Elusiveness of the Scholarship of Teaching. Acad Med. 2000;75:877–880.
Jordan C (Editor). Community-Engaged Scholarship Review, Promotion & Tenure Package. Peer Review Workgroup, Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, 2007.
New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE).
Available at: http://www.nerche.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=265&catid=28