On Jan. 18, as part of this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Realizing the Dream celebration, ABC News “Nightline” co-anchor and Emmy award-winning journalist Byron Pitts delivered an inspiring address more than 450 guests.
The Community Affairs Board of Advisors undertook a new endeavor on Sept. 10, holding its first fundraising gala in downtown Birmingham at the Harbert Center.
Students, faculty, and community members engage in a series of interactive experiences designed to increase cultural competency skills and introduce practices that foster a more inclusive and welcoming environment.
Dr. Samory T. Pruitt, vice president for Community Affairs and board president of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, presided over the opening session on October 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
UA researchers presented their work at the 2018 annual conference of the Engagement Scholarship Consortium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Saving Lives is a university-community faith-based health literacy and wellness program developed for congregations in rural and urban areas in the South.
Read Transformation Through Community Collaboration, the Division of Community Affairs’ 2017 Annual Report.
“Thank you, graduates, for your dedication, your collaboration, and your willingness to form partnerships that ultimately build community.”
This annual program recognizes faculty, community partners and students who work to change the lives of others through their engagement research efforts by granting seed funds, graduate fellowships, undergraduate scholarships, travel grants and a variety of other activities.
For the 2018–2019 competition period, 15 University of Alabama students have been selected for Fulbright Awards. The University of Alabama is a nationally ranked Top Producer of Fulbright Student Award Winners.
This message is intended for our friends and partners both on and off campus. We hope you will visit the site often, for it is our most important communication tool in our dual role as UA’s leader in engaged scholarship and intercultural relations.
While the terms “scholarship of engagement” or “engaged scholarship” — the terms are interchangeable — has been around for years, they may not be familiar to everyone. First used by Ernest Boyer in a 1996 article published in the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, Boyer sought nothing less than to redefine the role of higher education. He advocated a move away from scholarship as the “application of academic expertise” to a scholarship that creates partnerships between higher education and communities. He further argued that engaged scholarship integrates the often-conflicting faculty roles of teaching, research and service, seeing them instead as different aspects of a common purpose. Since Boyer, engaged scholarship has come to mean collaboration between knowledge professionals on campuses and the lay public for mutual benefit.