In Scholarship Reconsidered, the late Ernest Boyer contends that in addition to valuing the generation of knowledge (the traditional definition of scholarship), higher education should also support the application of knowledge through faculty engagement in community-based research, teaching and service (Boyer, 1990). Boyer and other leaders in higher education have strongly advocated that institutions should encourage faculty members to use their expertise in new and creative ways to work with communities for long-term community improvement (Boyer, 1990; Harkavy 1996; Lynton, 1996). CCPH website
Dr. Michael Hallett, from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, offered a perspective about the opportunities, challenges, and rewards of doing community-based research, with a focus on Jacksonville. UNF’s emergent focus on community-based learning offers a unique opportunity for faculty to engage in what French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu calls “scholarship with commitment.” Dr. Hallett discussed recommendations for managing the tenure track around the pitfalls of community-based research. He also shared strategies for preparing, delivering and ultimately publishing finite research projects cultivated from community engagement.View the presentation slides.
An on-line, refereed journal on community engagement and the practice of community-based learning and research. The Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education is edited and published by the Center for Public Service and Community Engagement (CPSCE) at Indiana State University (ISU).
The Resource Library at the Office of Faculty Enhancement has a shelf dedicated to Community Engaged Scholarship. Among the items available there are:
Contact the Office of Faculty Enhancement to reserve these books.
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