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ERIC Number: EJ1092926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Engaged Faculty at the University of New Hampshire: The Outreach Scholars Academy
Abrams, Eleanor; Townson, Lisa; Williams, Julie E.; Sandmann, Lorilee R.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v11 n4 p27-40 2006
Faculty development has been identified as a means of enhancing the ability of faculty members at higher education institutions to conduct scholarly engagement with community partners. The University of New Hampshire developed a semester-long Outreach Scholars Academy to help faculty partner with key external stakeholders in conducting research that will benefit the public and to enhance an engagement ethos across the campus. Faculty were selected through a competitive nomination and selection process. The outreach scholars work to learn and apply concepts of engagement through lectures, case studies, panel discussions, and reflection about their own project work. This program is supported by a national expert, engaged faculty experts, coaches, and the use of critical friends. Results indicate that faculty have gained a greater understanding of how to work with external and community partners, conduct scholarly research, and communicate their work to others as a scholarly endeavor.
Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, University of Georgia and the Institute of Higher Education. Treanor House, 1234 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-6167; Fax: 706-542-6124; e-mail: jheoe@uga.edu; Web site: http://www.jheoe.uga.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire