Stories of Impact

Nominations Open for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement

by Swearer Center Staff
February 6, 2017

Sponsored by the Swearer Center at Brown University in partnership with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU),  the annual Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty recognizes a full-time faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e., within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts*, and who connects their teaching, research, and service to community engagement.

“Community engagement describes the collaboration between faculty and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.”   - Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

The Lynton Award emphasizes community-engaged scholarly work across faculty roles. The scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research/creative activity, and service overlap and are mutually reinforcing, is characterized by scholarly work tied to a faculty member's academic expertise, is of benefit to the external community, is visible and shared with community stakeholders, and reflects the mission of the institution. 

Applications for the Ernest A. Lynton Award are due May 1. For more information on the application process, refer to this PDF. For full details on the Lynton Award, please click here