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.
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.
In addition to honoring three living legends who have worked tirelessly in their service to others, this year’s Legacy Banquet featured a keynote conversation between American actor/director/political activist Danny Glover and Stillman College Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Joseph F. Scrivner.
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.
The Community Affairs Board of Advisors announced scholarships and grants at the wrap-up session of their second annual meeting Monday, April 3.
A group of UA students, including Ibrahi Albannay from Saudi Arabia, resurfaced the playground at Crestmont Elementary School in Northport as part of UA Crossroads' Serve Better Together spring 2017 project.
Saving Lives is a university-community faith-based health literacy and wellness program developed for congregations in rural and urban areas in the South.
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.