“Engaged scholarship” is scholarship that puts the academic resources of the university to work in solving pressing public problems and thereby contributing to the public good. Within the broad category of engaged scholarship are two main areas of focus:
Courses that link the classroom and community through hands-on, experiential education that is transformative. These courses:
• Promote the interrelationship of teaching, research, and service
through theory, action, and reflection in response to community needs.
• Develop and translates academic knowledge, critical thinking,
and community engagement into civic responsibility.
• Foster mutually beneficial collaborations between the university
and the community to promote positive social change.
Research projects undertaken by faculty and students in collaboration with community organizations that respond
to community-identified needs, promote civic engagement, and enrich the scholarship of the institution.