Engaged Scholarship Faculty Committee
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Recent Event:

fitzgeraldOn February 27th, the Engaged Scholarship Committee and The University of Memphis community was pleased to host Dr. Hiram Fitzgerald, who led a workshop and gave a keynote address, entitled, Community Engagement Scholarship: A Third Transformation in Higher Education?"  The powerpoint accompanying his address is available here.

Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., is Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement and University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University. He is president of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, a member of the Executive Committee of the Council on Engagement and Outreach of the Association for Public and Land Grant Universities, a member of the Board of Directors of Transformative Regional Engagement Networks, and a member of the Academy for Community Engagement Scholarship task force.



At the University of Memphis, Engaged Scholarship: 

  • Involves academic projects that engage faculty members and students in a collaborative and sustained manner with community groups.  
  • Connects university outreach endeavors with community organizational goals.
  • Furthers reciprocal relationships between the university and the community. 
  • Entails shared authority in the research process from design to implementation. 
  • Results in excellence through such products as peer-reviewed publications, peer-reviewed collaborative reports, documentation of impact, and external funding.  

Engaged Scholarship is built upon reciprocal relationships between Universities and communities.  

Similarly, Engaged Scholarship at the University of Memphis reflects the cumulative efforts of numerous people. 

Read more about the history of the Engaged Scholarship Faculty Committee at the University of Memphis here... 

Within the University, faculty and staff enrich the learning experience of Memphis students through participatory action research, service-learning, and internships.  Members of the U of M community also travel all over the country, lecturing and presenting at conferences in an effort to expand engaged scholarship throughout the broader academic field.  

Engaged Scholarship also requires that educators and students venture beyond the halls of academia to connect with residents and community stakeholders, all of whom play an equally integral role in the Engaged Scholarship process. 

Click through the links below to find out more about the people behind Engaged Scholarship in Memphis 

 


Mission of the University of Memphis:

The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship.  

-University of Memphis Strategic Plan

ESFC in the News:

Witherington Receives Victorian Village Preservation Award

UofM School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy joins National Network of Universities to Promote Philanthropy and Community Service Among Students

Lambert-Pennington Receives Lynton Award for Engaged Scholarship


News Connections:

Media Room

Official UofM YouTube Channel

Urban Affairs Spotlight


Upcoming Events/Dates:

1/30/12 - Deadline to submit Strengthening Communities grant application. Read more...


Upcoming Meetings:

2/2/12 - 8:30 a.m. 

ESFC Breakfast Meeting, University Holiday Inn 

Email for more information...


University of Memphis Mission:

The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university providing high quality educational experiences while pursuing new knowledge through research, artistic expression, and interdisciplinary and engaged scholarship. --University of Memphis Strategic Plan

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