Engaged Scholars complete four requirements:
1. Engaged Courses
2. ESP Practicum
3. ESP Seminar
4. ESP Capstone
Advising and mentoring is critical to the Engaged Scholars Program, from course selection to practicum development. As a general rule, academic departments and programs provide advising through faculty advisors for course selection and capstone development. ESP staff primarily advise on practicum development, and also provide ongoing advising about program requirements.
Student participation in the program is tracked by ESP staff and concentration advisors in ASK. We encourage ESP students to continually update their concentration course plan in ASK to include engaged courses. Additionally, the ESP Canvas site, available to ESP students and viewable by advisors and ESP staff, provides more information about program requirements and is a platform for submitting program requirements, including practicum work plans and reflections.
Students apply to ESP when declaring their concentration in ASK, typically in the second semester of their sophomore year. ESP is selective and applications will be reviewed by departments and ESP staff in mid-April of the application year. Students will be contacted by ESP staff directly about their application status. If you miss the deadline but are interested in applying, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While it is typical that students apply to the Engaged Scholars Program during sophomore year when declaring a concentration, you may revise your declaration to apply to the Engaged Scholars Program if you have enough remaining semesters at Brown to complete the program requirements.