Engaged Scholarship - New Faculty Professional Development

Community Engagement as defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching "describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity"  This type of collaboration cuts across teaching, research, and service and serves to benefit faculty teaching and research, students' learning, and community organizations.  This session will look at community engagement at UofL and how it can be utilized to enhance your teaching and research.

As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify resources to help you get started on developing your community engagement and engaged scholarship agenda
  • Define and apply aspect of community engagement to your teaching and research
  • Explore opportunities for students' involvement in the community through teaching and research
  • Identify research opportunities that exist through collaboration with community partners

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

3:30 - 5:00 PM
Shumaker Research Building, Room 139

Presenter Bio:

Henry R. Cunningham, Ph.D is Director of Community Engagement, UofL Office of the Vice President for Community Engagement.  He is involved with various aspects of engagement, including policy and protocol, assessment and data analysis, and professional development.  Dr. Cunningham is also an adjunct professor of Caribbean Studies and incorporates community-based learning in his course.  He has numerous presentations as well as publications on community engagement.  He is co-founder of UofL's International Service Learning Program, which won two national awards as the best program in international education and learning.  Dr. Cunningham also served at the United Nations where he worked on educational issues for sustainable development in developing countries.