Engaged scholarship is a form of scholarship (teaching, research, service) in which faculty and students partner with organizations and individuals outside the academy to address challenges faced by the non-academic partners, thereby co-creating new knowledge. Engaged scholarship can be done in partnership with private enterprise, government agencies, and other public entities like community nonprofit organizations.
Swearer Center Engaged Scholarship
We focus on, cultivate, and support engaged scholarship that:
1. has a clear, and just, public good as its goal;
2. engages non-academic partners as full collaborators and agenda setters;
3. seeks sustainable and systemic solutions to challenges identified by community partners.
Building Blocks of Engaged Scholarship
We assist students, faculty and community partners with developing the capacity to do engaged scholarship through research, workshops, courses, and programs linked below. We also support faculty and coordinate engaged scholarship initiatives linked to the right.