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ERIC Number: EJ852339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Engagement: Transcending Outreach
Prioleau, Darwin
Journal of Dance Education, v4 n2 p58-61 2004
Given the present economic and political climate, how can dance programs in colleges and universities continue to thrive? Recently there has been a national movement to return to the roots of the original altruistic mission of the public university and the land grant legacy. In other words, a movement toward, engagement. Engagement involves a broader degree of commitment to outside constituents than traditional "outreach," and should result in long-term continued benefits to both the university and the external community. This essay explores Boyer's "Scholarship of Engagement," a resource for rewarding faculty who are doing exemplary work in this area. Meaningful engagement can be used as a valuable tool to connect with the broader community, to enrich the scholarship of faculty, to broaden the educational experience of students, and to help promote a positive image of the university, which can potentially attract more economic and political support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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