The Division of Community Affairs advisory board highlighted its fall meeting with the announcement of an endowed scholarship and a rousing pep talk from a lifetime leader in community service.
A 31-member delegation represented The University of Alabama at the 17th Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference, held October 11–12 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dr. Samory T. Pruitt, vice president of the Division of Community Affairs, accepts the E. Roger Sayers Endowed Service Award from President Stuart R. Bell at the April 26, 2016 Faculty/Staff Meeting.
Saving Lives is a university-community faith-based health literacy and wellness program developed for congregations in rural and urban areas in the South.
STEM Entrepreneurship Academy was established to encourage entrepreneurship within STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) majors.
Director of Crossroads Community Center Lane McLelland is the recipient of the 2015 National Dialogue Award given by the National Sustained Dialogue Institute.Read more.
UA students and community members share traditions and cultures, learn about local opportunities, and meet new friends at Global Café.
The PTLA utilizes research-based practices to provide professional development to parent and teacher leaders who use their knowledge to support students’ achievement through strong family-school partnerships.
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.